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July 1 2013

PARC seeks design team for Craigmillar town centre work
Work to create a new town centre for Craigmillar, south of Edinburgh city centre, has begun with PARC beginning work on new homes, a food store, offices and civic square.

Approved back in 2009, the masterplan will transform over 50 acres of land, transforming it into a shopping and retail destination supported by over 400 new homes, offices and a new civic square.

Public realm work undertaken by HarrisonStevens will tie this into recent regeneration projects; notably the White House, a joint campus primary school and public library.

To be completed by 2020 the new town centre will also house a replacement for Castlebrae High School.

Councillor Frank Ross, PARC’s chair, said: “PARC’s financial position has strengthened considerably over the last two years. The company now has the resources to take forward its ambitious vision for the transformation of the town centre on its own accord, allowing more investment to stay in Craigmillar and in the city.

“Work on the project will begin immediately, which will include appointing a design team and starting a community consultation programme.” 

5 Comments

Neil
#1 Posted by Neil on 2 Jul 2013 at 09:59 AM
What's a "shopping and retail destination" when it's at home?
BOAB
#2 Posted by BOAB on 2 Jul 2013 at 12:12 PM
...the shops
Jess
#3 Posted by Jess on 2 Jul 2013 at 12:38 PM
Do we know which Architects Masterplan won?
Egbert
#4 Posted by Egbert on 2 Jul 2013 at 16:09 PM
Jess - the original masterplan for the 'town centre' area was by Broadway Malyan... suspect this will still govern but given that the new Library/Neighbourhood Service Centre (shown in the SketchUp image) ended up in a different position than originally shown there should be scope for development and improvement in the detailed design.
SR
#5 Posted by SR on 3 Jul 2013 at 10:26 AM
Just for accuracy the public realm design associated with the new joint campus primary school was undertaken by Ian White Associates.

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