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Edinburgh Park obtains green light for southern expansion

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December 16 2020

Edinburgh Park obtains green light for southern expansion

The City of Edinburgh Council has declared that it is minded to approve the Southern Phase of Parabola's Edinburgh Park masterplan subject to legal agreement.

Approval clears the way for 43,000sq/ft of commercial space together with 1,737 homes, a 170-bed apart-hotel and a public park.

Parabola MD Tony Horton said: “Edinburgh Park is a new sustainable, zero-carbon urban quarter, an exemplar in place-making which will not only become an exciting place to live and work, but also a cultural destination and creative campus for the city.”

Andrew Munnis, partner at planning advisers Montagu Evans, added: “It (Southern Phase) will bring a new sense of place to Edinburgh Park, introducing a wider mix of uses into the area and helping to establish a new urban quarter in line with the broader aims of the City of Edinburgh Local Development Plan.

“This application is one of the largest detailed masterplans ever considered by the City of Edinburgh Council as planning authority. By submitting this level of detail so early in the development process and focussing from the outset on high-quality design and architecture, we have been able to provide certainty around how the development will be brought forward and the enormously positive impact that will create.”

Architecture and Design Scotland have advised that the Edinburgh Park masterplan should be designated as the highest exemplar due to the quality of design.

Car parks will be minimised to emphasise public transport and active travel
Car parks will be minimised to emphasise public transport and active travel
Play areas and gardens will be prioritised in the landscape masterplan
Play areas and gardens will be prioritised in the landscape masterplan

1 Comment

Bonvivant
#1 Posted by Bonvivant on 18 Dec 2020 at 14:57 PM
Sunderland are soon to demolish their Basil Spence designed council offices. It looks as though they have found a buyer for their second hand steps, ramps and bricks.

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