Springside Quarter homes, Fountain Brewery Edinburgh offices and retail, EDI, Grosvenor, AMA property design
Springside Edinburgh Architecture
Fountainbridge Redevelopment in southeast Scotland – Scottish capital city property development news.
Springside Quarter, Fountainbridge
Included on the 9.5 acre-site are 600 new homes, offices and retail units on the former Scottish and Newcastle brewery plot.
Sir Sean Connery grew up in a tenement on the site. A plaque marks Sir Sean Connery’s birthplace.
Developers: Grosvenor + AMA + The Royal Bank of Scotland
Location: between Haymarket and the Exchange financial district
Fountain North : images
Fountain Park Leisure Complex
Edinburgh Property Developments – a recent selection on this website:
picture © Adrian Welch
City Travel Inn
photograph : Steffen Schefer
image © Paul Zanre
EICC The Exchange
photo © Adrian Welch
A large building located to the east:
Another company which established itself in Fountainbridge in 1856 was McEwan’s Brewery. The site on the north side of Fountainbridge and Dundee Street was chosen because of its proximity to both the Union Canal and the new line of the Caledonian Railway. Within five years, the firm’s annual turnover was £40,000 and it went on to become one of the market leaders in the Scottish brewing industry over the next century.
Fountain Brewery become part of Scottish Brewers in 1931 after a merger with Youngers who subsequently merged to create Scottish & Newcastle Brewers. In 1973, as a result of a £13 million investment, a new Fountain Brewery was opened on the south side of Fountainbridge on the former site of the North British Rubber Company’s premises while the hose factory was converted to a bottling plant.
The site was home to a social club known as the ‘Tartan Club’. The brewery was modernised, leaving little of the original buildings.
Buildings / photos for the Springside Quarter Architecture design by CDA in west Edinburgh, south east Scotland, United Kingdom, page welcome.