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Arts quarter earmarked for Edinburgh’s King’s Stables Road

March 2 2015

Arts quarter earmarked for Edinburgh’s King’s Stables Road
King’s Stables Road, one of 12 areas prioritised for development across Edinburgh, has been earmarked for a new arts complex, as well as a hotel, student housing and flats funded by Peveril Securities and Campus Development Management.

Situated within the Old Town World Heritage beneath Edinburgh Castle the former depot stands in close proximity to the Edinburgh College of Art but has lain unused since 2009.

Ralph Jones, head of development at Peveril, said: "These exciting proposals will breathe life into a corner of the Grassmarket that has lain neglected for a number of years, providing a hotel, student accommodation, flats and facilities to accommodate and promote the arts.

"It will also provide a great link between the Grassmarket and Exchange business districts, bringing a vibrant mix of uses to the area and form part of the Council’s aspirations for a new cultural quarter.”

Public consultations will now take place subject subject to ratification of the necessary land disposal by Edinburgh City Council on 19 March.


Bob, Agg & Willie
#1 Posted by Bob, Agg & Willie on 2 Mar 2015 at 17:52 PM
So who's the architect on the delivery team
#2 Posted by CADMonkey on 3 Mar 2015 at 11:18 AM
Let's hope it's Alan Murray Architects so that the genius loci of Edinburgh can be maintained.
#3 Posted by james on 3 Mar 2015 at 12:18 PM
What? Is Alan Murray Architects the only practice that do genius loci? Or, is it only an Edinburgh practice that can best design in Edinburgh?
#4 Posted by CADMonkey on 3 Mar 2015 at 12:51 PM
I think that so much of the East End and The Royal Mile has been designed by AMA that it would be a shame for the West End not to get a dose. Then the city can get a uniform look.
#5 Posted by SetSquare on 3 Mar 2015 at 13:28 PM
I believe the architects may be Fletcher Joseph! Looking forward to seeing proposals in public, how high is the development going to be and what will the planners reaction be! Its the most important factor for this site and was a big part of the biding process..

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