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50-year-old Royal Mile wound to be healed

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January 6 2017

50-year-old Royal Mile wound to be healed
Union Property Group have brought forward plans to erect 13 flats on the last remaining gap-site on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, echoing the façade of the Old Town tenement which once stood on the site.

The four storey addition will be erected above the remaining pub and shop units, housing modern homes, including oak flooring and the latest appliances behind a replica façade.

Located at 123 High Street the JM Architects scheme is the latest in a succession of proposals to plug a glaring gap which has now existed for half a century.

The latest plans follow an earlier 2007 bid by Canda Developments for a similar scheme containing 13 apartments, which ultimately went nowhere amidst the onset of recession.

Unicorn Property is itself currently being managed by joint administrators Paul Dounis and William Duncan, although work to prepare the first floor is currently underway.
Additional floors will be laid on top of existing wall heads
Additional floors will be laid on top of existing wall heads
Preparatory works are currently being conducted
Preparatory works are currently being conducted

3 Comments

classarchitect
#1 Posted by classarchitect on 6 Jan 2017 at 13:28 PM
I'm sure that the architects are saving their 'design' fee for what would no doubt in any case be a tricky construction process.
Paul Sweeney
#2 Posted by Paul Sweeney on 6 Jan 2017 at 19:41 PM
Interesting idea! There are quite a few old tenement 'stump' buildings around Glasgow that could benefit from a similar sympathetic reinstatement of the original upper storeys.
Jacko
#3 Posted by Jacko on 9 Jan 2017 at 12:40 PM
A demonstration of the added value that comes from using a good architect...

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