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Apple finalises Edinburgh store plans

November 29 2010

Apple finalises Edinburgh store plans
Discussions between Apple and Edinburgh City Council over the construction of an Apple store on the city’s Princes Street are said to have been finalised.

An outlet at 122-123 Princes Street has long been rumoured but protracted negotiations with the council over preservation and the prominence of Apple’s brand on the storefront are said to have delayed progress, until now.

Speculation suggests the store could equate to around 13,000sq/ft of space stretching over the ground floor and basement of a new build block designed by Archial.

Construction is already underway on the new unit, hinting at a potential late 2011 opening.

Apple’s first Scottish store opened in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street back in 2007.

An early mock up envisioned a glazed cocoon
An early mock up envisioned a glazed cocoon


#1 Posted by Crystal on 29 Nov 2010 at 10:22 AM
Out of date picture, Urban Realm on the ball as ever? The reality is not shrouded in glass in glass, although it is still not great architecture and too tall, too bulky.
John Glenday
#2 Posted by John Glenday on 29 Nov 2010 at 10:39 AM
Inserted the project timeline in there...
B Gates
#3 Posted by B Gates on 29 Nov 2010 at 15:52 PM
Apple obviouly taking bad advice. They should have gone for George Street rather than demean themselves in the banality of Archial/new Look/Travelodge.
block 9 architects
#4 Posted by block 9 architects on 30 Nov 2010 at 13:30 PM
Not a very realistic artist's impression. There's a tram in the foreground.
#5 Posted by Rumourmill on 1 Dec 2010 at 14:20 PM
This rumour has been circulating for about 18 months, and in reference to at least 3 different buildings on Princes Street, all 'under construction' at the time of the rumour. What makes this rumour any more believable than the last? Slow news week?!

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