Amendments sought for £200m Haymarket masterplan pending sale
February 23 2018reworked previously consented plans for The Haymarket, a mixed-use development on the site of a former railway goods yard off Morrison Street, Edinburgh, for a third time after placing the £200m brownfield development up for sale.
Preparatory engineering works, including the safeguarding of railway tunnels bisecting the site, have already been completed but second thoughts have led to a series of design revisions being filed for above ground structures.
Richard Murphy Architects are once again behind the latest application, which adheres to the same key elements and masterplan of the original, but with some significant changes; principally the separation of buildings fronting Morrison Crescent to form a pedestrian through route into the scheme.
In a statement the architects wrote: “The principal change proposed is the separation of buildings, re-instating the ‘open’ street between.
“This is achieved through the redesign of the hotel (building three) and the southern office (building four) which also brings the hotel reception and restaurant to ground floor enhancing street presence.
“Other changes to the scheme include improving the second hotel (building two) entrance position, minor changes to suit the hotel and supermarket operator and reducing the number of windows facing the Colonies.”
Other alterations to the mass and form of individual buildings in this third amendment are considered ‘minimal’ based on changes to a revised 2016 application which the council is minded to approve.
Planning has been granted for three office buildings, retail, a 190-bed hotel and a 170-bed apart-hotel
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