Fresh images fuel Haymarket hype as construction begins
March 6 2020
QMile Group and M&G Real Estate are building anticipation for their forthcoming rejuvenation of Edinburgh’s Haymarket with the publication of fresh visualizations of the £350m proposal.
Dovetailing with a start on-site by Sir Robert McAlpine the Foster + Partners-designed project will see three separate office blocks bring 380,000sq/ft of floor space alongside twin hotels delivering 365 bedrooms between them, with 40,000sq/ft of retail space also included in the mix.
Qmile Group chief executive, Paul Curran, commented: "With work now started on site, the vision for Haymarket Edinburgh is well on its way to becoming a reality. There has already been significant interest from a range of occupiers and we only expect this to increase now we have begun the build programme with the first building, 1 Haymarket Square, scheduled for delivery during the second quarter of 2022."
Buildings will be clustered around a new public square doubling as a social and evens space capable of hosting weekend and festive markets.
Just 55 parking spaces will be accommodated within the development which will also include 688 cycle spaces.
This proposal looks bland and I am in no way defending it but I am curious as to what you think would be more suitable. We cannot replicate buildings from 100+ years ago and it appears this type of architecture is the norm in the UK.
Where are the contextual renderings to assess appropriateness ?
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