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Meadowbank Sports Centre consultation launched

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November 11 2016

Meadowbank Sports Centre consultation launched
City of Edinburgh Council has launched a pre-planning consultation over its intent to build a new sports complex at Meadowbank Stadium to replace existing facilities.

Incorporating a 400m running track and a 500 capacity stand the centre will be part funded via a sell-off of council owned land with a portion of the site also being reserved for affordable housing under the 21st Century Homes initiative.

Facilities will also include games halls, studios, a gym, athletics track and café.

In a statement the council said: “The Council needs to understand and consider all the needs and views expressed by people regarding the proposed new development. We will use your comments to help inform the planning application.”

Comments are invited on the proposal through to 31 December.

4 Comments

Roberto
#1 Posted by Roberto on 11 Nov 2016 at 12:59 PM
Promising scheme. No mention of who the architects are?
Basho
#2 Posted by Basho on 11 Nov 2016 at 21:37 PM
The previous scheme was much better. This looks like a blinged up shed you might see in a retail park. Really poor lack of design ambition.
I can only assume the previous superior proposal was shelved due to cost. Very disappointing.
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 13 Nov 2016 at 21:55 PM
Agree with Basho. Still that area is practically a gap site. Something needs done; it's just the previous proposal was better.
SAndals
#4 Posted by SAndals on 25 Nov 2016 at 12:45 PM
Architects are Holmes Miller. Architects of the previous, much better proposal was Reiach + Hall.
You get what you pay for - and for 2% fees you get a shiny shed from a commercial architect, not another excellent regional sports facility from the best architects in the country.

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