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April 9 2020

New Town North on schedule with online consultation launch

Developers behind a major regeneration project in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town have reaffirmed their commitment to the project with the launch of an online consultation necessitated by the cancellation of a previously planned public event.

New Town North development is being led by Ediston on behalf of Orion Capital Managers and will transform a 5.9-acre brownfield site previously occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Stretching from Dundas Street to King George V Park the mixed-used build will supplant the current group of buildings with a variety of homes, build-to-rent apartments, office space and a hotel alongside a mix of shops, leisure facilities and new public realm.

Ross McNulty, development director at Ediston, commented. “Now, more than ever, we are 100% committed to progressing with our planning application this year. New Town North will provide a significant boost for the local area which will have a positive impact on local businesses - who are in desperate need of some good news right now.

“We are aware that this is a complex and large brownfield site with important links to some of Edinburgh’s finest streets and green spaces, and we are making sure we consult properly with local people to deliver a high-quality development.”

A detailed planning application will be submitted by 10 Design to the City of Edinburgh Council later this year.

RBS first developed the site in 1978 as offices and a data centre
RBS first developed the site in 1978 as offices and a data centre
This is the third consultation event to be organised by Ediston for the important site
This is the third consultation event to be organised by Ediston for the important site

4 Comments

StyleCouncil
#1 Posted by StyleCouncil on 9 Apr 2020 at 12:06 PM
Interesting (unrealistic) relationship with the trees on the first image. If the trees do survive the inhabitants in the first block will have very limited natural light. At least they will feel close to nature...
Is this taller, more dense than the previous scheme!?
The Jamb
#2 Posted by The Jamb on 9 Apr 2020 at 13:46 PM
Yes, could do with different tree species, maybe tall bushy green conifers that don't spread their wings too much - but hey lets leave that to the landscape consultants (if they have one onboard). Anything that hides bland concrete slabs is worthwhile in my opinion.
StyleCouncil
#3 Posted by StyleCouncil on 9 Apr 2020 at 14:37 PM
#2 yep, good point.
Hilloch
#4 Posted by Hilloch on 9 Apr 2020 at 14:43 PM
Real shame the existing building is being removed, then again I know it only from it's frontage to Dundas / Fettes St.
Also not sure this design provides any real improvement.

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