Planning permission sought for The Registers
June 17 2015
The Registers this will see a neo-classical bank HQ at 42 St Andrew Square restored by Morgan McDonnell whilst a sixties office block and Victorian warehouse on West Register Street are demolished to make way for new build elements designed by Hoskins Architects. Hoskins will be renovating a Venetian Gothic warehouse at 28 West Register Street however.
Chris Stewart commented: “We are delighted to be able to deliver a comprehensive regeneration of this dark and uninviting part of the city centre. Restoring more than 90 per cent of the listed fabric of the site, as well as the neglected surrounding lanes, is a major heritage gain for Edinburgh as these buildings can, once more, be put back into business and commercial use and thus can be universally appreciated and enjoyed by all.
“We have reworked our plans to ensure our final design proposals are visually compelling and sit comfortably in Edinburgh’s skyline.”
Intended to complement the St James Development the scheme will open up a warren of alleyways to form a new thoroughfare, boosting footfall in a forgotten corner of the city centre.
Chris Stewart Group contend that a Victorian tenement up for demolition id of no historic or architectural merit
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