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Curtain rises on Art Deco Leith cinema transformation

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August 21 2017

Curtain rises on Art Deco Leith cinema transformation
Glencairn Properties have acquired a disused art deco cinema in Leith with a view to converting the crumbling property into 37 apartments.

A planning application for the B-listed cinema is now expected to be filed by ISA Architects next month, helping to regenerate Great Junction Street.

Most recently in use as a church the venue has fallen into a state of decay and is now a pale shadow of its former self with the loss of a tower feature and pagoda roof.

Daryl Teague, director of Glencairn Properties remarked: “There is very little of the original interior left, but we intend to reopen the old foyer as an entrance to the accommodation.”

Should the plans meet with the approval of the City of Edinburgh Council work could get underway in 2018.

1 Comment

Bill S
#1 Posted by Bill S on 22 Aug 2017 at 09:01 AM
Great news - ISA have produced some decent hotel work recently along with a few residential schemes that I quite like (the former post office depot on Brunswick Road in particular) so I have high hopes for a promising conversion to save this prominent building.

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