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£120m Fountainbridge masterplan given go-ahead

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April 30 2015

£120m Fountainbridge masterplan given go-ahead
Edinburgh City Council has given its approval to a £120m masterplan for the Fountainbridge area of the city; comprising 78 flats, 180 bed hotel, shops, 17,000sq/m of retail/commercial space and 13,000 sq/m of office space together with associated public realm work.

The mixed use masterplan for Freer Street will see creation of an Urban Villa branded boutique hotel designed by New York based Grzywinski+Pons in collaboration with Michael Laird Architects.

Led by Amco |Developments this forms part of a wider regeneration strategy drawn up by Union Hanover Securities (UHS).

UHS managing director Eric Jafari said: “We aspire for Urban Villa to serve as a social and cultural hub to the local corporate and residential community. Grzywinski+Pons has created something quite special – which, in our opinion, will make great strides in transforming the Union Canal into a vibrant ecosystem/destination.” 

Construction work should start this October, with further detailed applications for specific components of the masterplan expected shortly, drawn up in collaboration with neighbouring landowners such as the EDI Group to ensure a consistent approach..
Construction work will get underway this October
Construction work will get underway this October

3 Comments

af
#1 Posted by af on 30 Apr 2015 at 13:31 PM
It seams like they are attempting to bring giants to Edinburgh. Check out the size of the chap on the 1st floor!
Magnus
#2 Posted by Magnus on 3 May 2015 at 19:36 PM
An architectural history of the 21st Century:
Q. How to tell a building was designed in 2014/15?
A. Its gold.

Wonder how long this fashion will last
modernish
#3 Posted by modernish on 5 May 2015 at 07:51 AM
@Magnus - have you seen the newly opened Foundazione Prada in Milan by OMA, real gold!

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