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November 21 2012

Mixed use Princes Street project progresses
Façade retention work on a prominent C listed building on Edinburgh’s Princes Street is proceeding apace with the carving out of the space behind.

This will allow a complete rebuild of the property, including a two-storey extension to the existing Victorian property, to house a hotel, whilst basement, ground and first floors will offer new retail provision.

Occupying a prime spot adjacent to an A listed Adam Smith building the scheme is rising directly opposite the Waverley Steps and has been given the green light by Historic Scotland.

Project architect Rachel Colbert, of CDA,  told Urban Realm: “Currently the building is in a shell state having had the internal walls / floors removed. The external walls along three elevations are at present held up by façade retention. The hotel lift core is well underway and all foundations work has now been complete with the basement slab being re-laid in December. 

"In the New Year we will start to see the building rise again from basement level.”

Completion is scheduled for September next year.
Ogilvie are acting as main contractor on the project
Ogilvie are acting as main contractor on the project
The gutted property will be completely rebuilt
The gutted property will be completely rebuilt

The scheme follows 3DReid's successful remodelling of a Primark store further down the street
The scheme follows 3DReid's successful remodelling of a Primark store further down the street

2 Comments

Dave
#1 Posted by Dave on 22 Nov 2012 at 13:44 PM
'Retail'?

Aw come on, it's the worst-kept secret in Scotland: It's going to be the new Apple Store, isn't it?
Trombe Wall
#2 Posted by Trombe Wall on 27 Feb 2013 at 08:10 AM
#1 - What? You mean it isn't going to occupied by one of those 'Scotland' shops?

In all seriousness, it is good to see another of Princes St's delapidated buildings get the attention and refurb it deserves.

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