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February 9 2018

Waverley Mall makes an entrance
Sutherland Hussey Harris have notified City of Edinburgh Council of their intent to remodel the entrance spaces to Waverley Mall East at the Waverley Steps.

This would entail the removal of existing Trespa wall cladding to allow entrance doors to be widened and new finishes to be introduced to the existing cladding; including steel trim openings, full height glazed screen shopfronts and illuminated signage.

Remaining Trespa cladding will be refaced with a black vinyl finish as part of efforts by mall owner Moorgate to keep pace with the looming St James Centre.

Stallan Brand Architects are spearheading a separate scheme to re-jig the mall’s roofscape in order to improve access and maximise views of the Old Town.
 

7 Comments

Egbert
#1 Posted by Egbert on 9 Feb 2018 at 11:58 AM
I won't be sorry to see the back of that Ikea-reject pick 'n' mix faux-wood cladding - it's by far the weakest point of Network Rail's Waverley refurb. Also, good to see an architect of SHH's pedigree involved in a project like this.

Your image is back to front, btw.
Pea Soup
#2 Posted by Pea Soup on 9 Feb 2018 at 12:21 PM
Lads... The signage is backwards... Come on now.
Bill S
#3 Posted by Bill S on 9 Feb 2018 at 12:27 PM
UR, I think your image needs to be mirrored...
ur
#4 Posted by ur on 9 Feb 2018 at 12:39 PM
apologies, we should have the correct orientation now
Sir Ano
#5 Posted by Sir Ano on 9 Feb 2018 at 15:08 PM
Heads should role for this mistake or at least some sort of public inquiry!!
CadMonkey
#6 Posted by CadMonkey on 9 Feb 2018 at 17:34 PM
Why are two different architects working on the same scheme?
Matt
#7 Posted by Matt on 12 Feb 2018 at 12:50 PM
Not sure that this is any better than the Trespa. A massive mirror to reflect the intricacy of the Balmoral facade might have been more interesting. Ultimately nothing is going to enhance this space given that horrific canopy.

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