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January 21 2015

St Andrew Square public consultation launched
The Chris Stewart Group, developer behind a £60m plan to regenerate the Register Lanes area of Edinburgh off St Andrew Square, has launched a public consultation into their plans to transform the space.

Capitalising on renewed interest in the area with redevelopment of the St James Centre and Scottish Provident building the work will see a new mixed use district carved out of the Register Lanes.

This will see the A-listed former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters at 42 St Andrew Square retained, including restoration of its art deco banking hall to form a new restaurant with apartments above in a restoration project overseen by Morgan McDonnell Architects.

Street level activation in the form of leisure and restaurants will also be introduced to the lanes area in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour together with a new waste management strategy which will see the removal of all refuse bins from footpaths and roads.

New build elements will be led by Gareth Hoskins Architects adopting a simple palette of stone and glass with setback metal and glass penthouse floors added at roof level.

In a statement the developer said: “The vision is to deliver the comprehensive regeneration of an underutilised part of the city, bringing new life to the existing redundant buildings and surrounding lanes, whilst also restoring and conserving 42 St Andrew Square and sensitively revealing the fine details of the Victorian Venetian Gothic façade on West Register Street.”

A formal planning application is due to be submitted by March.
A 1970's extension and link bridge will be demolished
A 1970's extension and link bridge will be demolished
Morgan McDonnell and Gareth Hoskins are collaborating on a new public realm strategy for Register Lanes
Morgan McDonnell and Gareth Hoskins are collaborating on a new public realm strategy for Register Lanes

1 Comment

yawn
#1 Posted by yawn on 23 Jan 2015 at 10:40 AM
Disappointingly bland facsimile architecture...actually so much so this isn't architecture anymore. Eric Parry and co were doing this in London 20 years ago. Still, I guess it blends in with Multrees/ St James...and should get a consent. Got the ubiquitous set back that CEC just lurve....

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