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May 2 2019

New Fountainbridge civic centrepiece gets underway

Edinburgh’s ‘New Fountainbridge’ district has moved onto the delivery phase with McLaughlin & Harvey commencing work on a mixed-use development by Vastint Hospitality at the former brewery site.

Phase one has been designed by architects 3DReid to include 60,000sq/ft of office space, a 262-room Moxy hotel and a new civic space lined by a restaurant, café and ground floor workspaces.

Gijs Vermeulen, project manager for Vastint remarked: “This site has remained derelict for nearly 15 years since the brewery closed. Our New Fountainbridge development signals a fresh start for the area and we look forward to delivering a distinctive, urban quarter in Edinburgh where local people and visitors will be able to enjoy living, working and socialising.”

Phase two construction is expected to begin by the end of the year, subject to planning, delivering a further 234 apartments, canal-side townhouses and a range of commercial and social enterprise spaces.

Phase one completion is expected in the latter half of 2020.
 

A 262-room Moxy hotel will anchor the phase one development
A 262-room Moxy hotel will anchor the phase one development

4 Comments

Nespresso
#1 Posted by Nespresso on 2 May 2019 at 11:54 AM
That looks so... cappuccino
A Local Pleb
#2 Posted by A Local Pleb on 2 May 2019 at 12:53 PM
That looks so...uninspiring...modular...bland.
SQA
#3 Posted by SQA on 2 May 2019 at 13:01 PM
Q. Fountainbridge civic centrepiece and Meadowbank student accommodation. Compare and contrast...

Lock Stock
#4 Posted by Lock Stock on 2 May 2019 at 17:40 PM
Minecraft architecture.

How can the industry and the architectural profession get a handle on restoring some quality to architecture and placemaking?

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