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5 Jun 2008

<strong>On site The two most significant construction projects in the city at present, the Informatics building and the Quartermile project will transform the south edge of the Old Town</strong>

On site The two most significant construction projects in the city at present, the Informatics building and the Quartermile project will transform the south edge of the Old Town

The 19 acre Quartermile is the most impressive construction site in Edinburgh at present. Due for completion in 2012 by which point it will house 2000 residents and 3000 workers. The former hospital site has been master-planned by Foster Associates to provide a mix of residential (including affordable housing), commercial and retail space set within and green landscape designed by EDAW. The scheme involves the conversion of the best of the original hospital buildings to apartments, and the insertion of finger-shaped new apartments and offices. Richard Murphy and CDA are working alongside Foster.

The University of Edinburgh Informatics building fills one of the most obtrusive gap sites in the city, which had been the Crichton Street car park. The informatics building is a key element in the University's master plan produced by RMJM in 2004. The master plan, which proposes demolishing the Potterrow student centre by Morris and Steedman and realigning the road, has been agreed by the City Council.

A new public route and footbridge to link Stevenson Road to the Water of Leith walkway, will open up new pedestrian and cycle routes across the city.
A new public route and footbridge to link Stevenson Road to the Water of Leith walkway, will open up new pedestrian and cycle routes across the city.

Anothe project that BDP is involved with is a new water treatment plant at Glencorse
Anothe project that BDP is involved with is a new water treatment plant at Glencorse
BDP are also involved in the new civic centre in Livingston
BDP are also involved in the new civic centre in Livingston

BDP, who opened a new office in Edinburgh recently, is involved in a wide range of projects in the city region, one being reworking Tanfield House a former Life HQ to form 17 smaller office units
BDP, who opened a new office in Edinburgh recently, is involved in a wide range of projects in the city region, one being reworking Tanfield House a former Life HQ to form 17 smaller office units
Holyrood Abbey Church on London Road, photograph by Keith Hunter
Holyrood Abbey Church on London Road, photograph by Keith Hunter

Holyrood Abbey Church on London Road, photograph by Keith Hunter
Holyrood Abbey Church on London Road, photograph by Keith Hunter
Holyrood Abbey Church on London Road, photography by Keith Hunter
Holyrood Abbey Church on London Road, photography by Keith Hunter

MAKE's Edinburgh studio has won detailed planning consent for a mixed use development in Westfield on the west side of the city of Duddingston House Properties and AXA Investment Managers.
MAKE's Edinburgh studio has won detailed planning consent for a mixed use development in Westfield on the west side of the city of Duddingston House Properties and AXA Investment Managers.
Malcolm Fraser recently completed the upgrade and extension of the Late Victorian, Holyrood Abbey Church on London Road.  Photographs by Keith Hunter
Malcolm Fraser recently completed the upgrade and extension of the Late Victorian, Holyrood Abbey Church on London Road. Photographs by Keith Hunter

Richard Murphy is responsible for the conversion of some of the existing blocks to apartments at Edinburgh's Quartermile.  The converted hospital buildings will provide affordable housing
Richard Murphy is responsible for the conversion of some of the existing blocks to apartments at Edinburgh's Quartermile. The converted hospital buildings will provide affordable housing
Richard Murphy is responsible for the conversion of some of the existing blocks to apartments at Edinburgh's Quartermile. The converted hospital buildings will provide affordable housing
Richard Murphy is responsible for the conversion of some of the existing blocks to apartments at Edinburgh's Quartermile. The converted hospital buildings will provide affordable housing

Richard Murphy is responsible for the conversion of some of the existing blocks to apartments at Edinburgh's Quartermile. The converted hospital buildings will provide affordable housing
Richard Murphy is responsible for the conversion of some of the existing blocks to apartments at Edinburgh's Quartermile. The converted hospital buildings will provide affordable housing
Richard Murphy is responsible for the conversion of some of the existing blocks to apartments at Edinburgh's Quartermile. The converted hospital buildings will provide affordable housing
Richard Murphy is responsible for the conversion of some of the existing blocks to apartments at Edinburgh's Quartermile. The converted hospital buildings will provide affordable housing

The Informatics building by Bennetts Associates with Reiach and Hall is nearing completion.It is the first phase in the redevelopment of Crichton Street carpark.The second phase will provide accommodation for the Humanities dept. Images by Bennetts
The Informatics building by Bennetts Associates with Reiach and Hall is nearing completion.It is the first phase in the redevelopment of Crichton Street carpark.The second phase will provide accommodation for the Humanities dept. Images by Bennetts
The Quartermile project is being developed by Gladedale Capital & the Bank of Scotland.  The project was master planned by Foster Associates.Richard Murphy and CDA are also working on the site.EDAW is responsible for landscaping and Arup-engineering
The Quartermile project is being developed by Gladedale Capital & the Bank of Scotland. The project was master planned by Foster Associates.Richard Murphy and CDA are also working on the site.EDAW is responsible for landscaping and Arup-engineering

Work at Cragmillar on the south of the city is now forging ahead.  A new primary school designed by Elder & Canno will be completed for the next academic year, and new housing by Page\Park & Hypostyle are now on the market
Work at Cragmillar on the south of the city is now forging ahead. A new primary school designed by Elder & Canno will be completed for the next academic year, and new housing by Page\Park & Hypostyle are now on the market
Work at Cragmillar on the south of the city is now forging ahead. A new primary school designed by Elder & Canno will be completed for the next academic year, and new housing by Page\Park & Hypostyle are now on the market
Work at Cragmillar on the south of the city is now forging ahead. A new primary school designed by Elder & Canno will be completed for the next academic year, and new housing by Page\Park & Hypostyle are now on the market

Zone Architects have built a new office for themselves in Granton as part of their commitment to the regeneration of the area
Zone Architects have built a new office for themselves in Granton as part of their commitment to the regeneration of the area
Zone Architects new office in Granton
Zone Architects new office in Granton

Zone Architects new office in Granton
Zone Architects new office in Granton

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