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Omni Edinburgh – Vue Cinema

Omni + Calton Square, Leith Street, Edinburgh

Vue Cinema Edinburgh

Warner Village Edinburgh: Multiplex Cinema – Omni Centre

Films/Times – VUE Cinema: 08712 240240

Calton Square – offices for Pillar Properties + Parlison Properties

Location: Omni Edinburgh (Warner Village Cinema), Greenside Place, New Town

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Omni Edinburgh – Building Information

Edinburgh’s most high profile cinema complex has just opened following a gala premiere of ‘Harry Potter II’. This represents a key component in Allan Murray Architects’ ambitious design for this £73m mixed-use development at Greenside Place in Edinburgh’s city centre.

The leisure building, called ‘Omni’, includes a five-star hotel, a health + fitness club, a variety of bars and restaurants as well as a Warner Village 12 screen multiplex cinema. The hotel wraps round an expansive rooftop garden and gives the building a unique ‘fifth’ elevation when viewed from the elevated position of Calton Hill.

Allan Murray Architects’ detailed urban analysis of the site generated two distinct buildings – Omni Centre & Calton Square – and the practice was retained as master planner for the whole site as well as project architect for ‘Calton Square’, the 190,000 sq ft flagship office development for Pillar Properties plc and Parlison Properties Limited. The two buildings are separated by a new square which breaks down the scale of the overall development and affords an uninterrupted view up to the monuments on Calton Hill.

The design responds to the location’s unique urban character and relates to the massing of the surrounding buildings, the superb views out from the site and the client’s desire to create a ‘landmark’ building. The structural grid for the buildings spring from the existing car park structure and a transfer slab was constructed to increase flexibility. Construction work started in November 2000 and the mass of the new buildings echo the scale of the former tenements on Leith Street (demolished in the 1960’s).

Omni Centre / Calton Square – Building Information received 18.11.02

Since the completion of Warner Village Edinburgh the eastern section was developed as TheGlasshouse Hotel with the Mood Bar (Club) in between

Calton Square

Edinburgh Restaurants

Greenside Edinburgh Development
Greenside Edinburgh, Blenheim Place Building
image courtesy of Chris Stewart Group (CSG)
Greenside Edinburgh Development

Buildings close to the Omni Centre

John Lewis Edinburgh

St James Centre
John Lewis Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Playhouse
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
image © Adrian Welch

Omni Centre Edinburgh : main page
omni edinburgh
picture from architect

Edinburgh Cinemas

Ster Century, Ocean Terminal
Ocean Terminal
image © Jason Baxter
Fountain Park
Cameo Cinema
Odeon Wester Hailes
VUE, Omni Edinburgh, Greenside Place

Scottish Buildings

Adjacent Structure:
Leith Street Bridge by Broadway Malayan

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