omniedinburgh vue cinema Greenside Place, Phone, Leith St location, Website, Scotland

Omni Edinburgh Vue Cinema

Omni + Calton Square, Leith Street, 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

omniedinburgh VUE Greenside Place
picture © Adrian Welch

Vue Cinema Edinburgh

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.

Omni Centre & Calton Square buildings:
omniedinburgh VUE Greenside Place
photo © Adrian Welch

Omni Edinburgh Vue Cinema Buildings

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.

Omni Centre & Calton Square buildings:
omniedinburgh VUE Greenside Place
photograph © Adrian Welch

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).

omniedinburgh VUE Greenside Place
image © Adrian Welch

Omni Centre / Calton Square Building Information received 18 November 2002 from Allan Murray Architects (AMA)

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

Omni Centre Edinburgh : main page on the Greenside Place property development
omni edinburgh
picture from architect studio

Edinburgh Buildings

Edinburgh Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Greenside Place Edinburgh

Edinburgh Restaurants

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

Buildings close to the Omni Centre

New Town St James Centre

St James Centre

Edinburgh Playhouse

Edinburgh Cinemas

Ster Century, Ocean Terminal
Ocean Terminal
image © Jason Baxter

Fountain Park

Cameo Cinema


Odeon Wester Hailes

VUE, Omni Edinburgh, Greenside Place

Adjacent Structure:

Leith Street Bridge by Broadway Malayan

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

West Town Edinburgh 20-minute neighbourhood
West Town Edinburgh 20-minute neighbourhood
image courtesy of West Town Edinburgh Ltd
West Town Edinburgh 20-minute neighbourhood

1 Broughton Market short term let apartments
1 Broughton Market short term let apartments, Edinburgh
image courtesy of architects practice
1 Broughton Market short term let apartments

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