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Old May 15th, 2016, 11:24 AM   #141
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Update from UoE's Estates Department on the former Surgical Hospital:

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W/C 9th May 2016: Commencement of an early minor strip out enabling package comprising removal of modern inlay ceilings, limited areas of wall linings and loose furniture items/debris at the UoE Quartermile building. This is to facilitate an accurate measured building survey to provide floor plan drawings of all levels and 3D Mass and Building Information Models. This early strip will also provide information regarding the structure and stonework condition which is important for the early design and cost work.

Dalton Demolitions has been appointed to undertake these works and is due to be on site from 9th May until late June.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 11:40 AM   #142
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Some photos from last week.

Sydney Mitchell Medical Pavilions / 'The Lofts'










Q25 / Meadows Point




Q25 / Meadows Point & Q24 / Meadows Peak




Quartermile Three




Quartermile Four



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Old July 17th, 2016, 03:12 PM   #143
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Seeing this, bit of a shame that the Sydney Mitchell pavillion didn't become a boutique hotel. Well suited. And surprising that only an apart-hotel in the whole development given all the hotels appearing in other mixed use developments and elsewhere. By no means perfect if being perfectionistic - but all in all shaping up as a very decent benchmark development, especially with EU plans for the flagship building.
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Seeing this, bit of a shame that the Sydney Mitchell pavillion didn't become a boutique hotel. Well suited. And surprising that only an apart-hotel in the whole development given all the hotels appearing in other mixed use developments and elsewhere. By no means perfect if being perfectionistic - but all in all shaping up as a very decent benchmark development, especially with EU plans for the flagship building.
Agreed. It would be perfect as a trendy boutique hotel type thing. But overall this development is outstanding and something we can all be proud of.

I'd like to see more trees though, that 4th pic down with the view of a cafe area. Some trees in the middle of that path would be perfect.
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Caffè Nero taking one of the new retail units in the converted Sydney Mitchell Medical Pavilions.

16/03793/LBC | Proposed fit out of unit and display of various signage. | 12 Lister Square Edinburgh EH3 9GL
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Old September 5th, 2016, 03:47 PM   #146
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Q3 update from Cidon Construction on Twitter.

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Steel going up on Q3 in a more recent construction pic from the official Twitter account.

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Old September 20th, 2016, 08:54 PM   #148
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PAN submitted for the final new-build residential development. This will fill the space to the rear of the former Surgical Hospital (now being redeveloped by Bennetts Associates for the University of Edinburgh). From the description there'll be two blocks (Q26 & Q27) with a combined total of 91 flats above ground floor retail.

Under the original masterplan, this site would have seen an extension to the Surgical Hospital building and was to have been designed by Richard Murphy Architects (first for hotel and later residential use) and then by CDA, just prior to the sale of the original building to the University. The good news for the homogeneity of the wider site is that it looks like Foster + Partners will now be project architects. Finishing what they started I guess.

16/04412/PAN | Proposed residential development (91 units) and ancillary works together with commercial use at ground floor level at Q26 and Q27. | Land 100 Metres South Of 1 Lauriston Place Edinburgh



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Wednesday 26th October 2016
1.00pm to 7.00pm
Residence Inn Marriott, 36 Simpson Loan, Quartermile, Edinburgh, EH3 9GG
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View from Q4 of Q3 u/c - pic from Quartermile on Twitter.

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PAN submitted for the University of Edinburgh's redevelopment of the former Surgical Hospital by Bennetts Associates. From the description below, there'll be significant new-build (a third again of the existing floor space).

16/04490/PAN | This notice is for the proposed change of use and conversion of the category A listed surgical building of the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and tha category B listed gatehouse, boundary and forecourt, to provide an educational facility for Edinburgh University. The proposals include repair, refurbishment and alterations to the original fabric, some areas of removal, addition of new build elements, alterations to hard and soft landscape and addition of new public space. The gross floor area of the proposed development is circa 20,000sqm which includes 5,000sqm of new build accommodation. | Former Royal Infirmary Site 1 Lauriston Place Edinburgh EH3 9EF



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Old October 6th, 2016, 03:14 PM   #151
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PAN submitted for the University of Edinburgh's redevelopment of the former Surgical Hospital by Bennetts Associates. From the description below, there'll be significant new-build (a third again of the existing floor space).
I'm intrigued as to where the new build of that scale will fit. I wonder if they are looking at a scheme that partially infills/links the 2 spaces between the outer wings facing Lauriston Place.
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I'm intrigued as to where the new build of that scale will fit. I wonder if they are looking at a scheme that partially infills/links the 2 spaces between the outer wings facing Lauriston Place.
I'm very curious to see the proposals too. I'm not sure why, but I didn't anticipate much/any new-build for this. I think you're right about the probable design solution (maybe glazing-in those spaces entirely?). I suppose another alternative might be a freestanding building in the forecourt between the gatehouse and the main entrance but that seems much less likely. From the site outline on the image upthread, it's hard to see too many other options and 5,000 sq m is a not insignificant amount of space to create.
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Old October 24th, 2016, 07:55 PM   #154
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I went along to the public exhibition for the Surgical Hospital redevelopment for UoE earlier.

• The gatehouse is to be demolished and the forecourt filled with a gently sloping ramp up to the main entrance which will create a new public square. By virtue of the level change, beneath this square will be a flexible "event space" capable of seating 500.

• The central clocktower block and the five ward blocks are to be linked by a new spine, which as dadabouttown predicted, partially fills in some of the space between the ward blocks, though to a lesser extent than I expected.

• The ward block interiors will be returned to their original open-plan design.

• As well as the main entrance on Lauriston Place, a new entrance will be created off Middle Meadow Walk.

• The North and South ward blocks on the eastern side (adjacent to Middle Meadow Walk), will have retail/commercial units on the ground floor. The South block will also have a single storey "retail extension" facing MMW.

• The University is still deciding exactly what function the development will serve. According to the architects, UoE are now moving away from the business hub idea but towards what wasn't clear, though it might involve "partners" taking space within the building.

I requested digital copies of the exhibition boards, which I'll post if I get them but in the meantime some photos of a few panels.















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can't say I was wowed by the elevations of the new bits, north or south.
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can't say I was wowed by the elevations of the new bits, north or south.
Not sure if the absence of a frontal view of the 2 wing in-fills means the designs are indicative. I agree that from the cross-section view, it looks quite functional.

I do through quite like the idea of removing the gatehouse and opening it up far more to create that square.
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Not sure if the absence of a frontal view of the 2 wing in-fills means the designs are indicative. I agree that from the cross-section view, it looks quite functional.

I do through quite like the idea of removing the gatehouse and opening it up far more to create that square.
Agreed. Hopefully the square, and the resulting 'promotion' of the clock tower, look as good in execution as in the render. (My mind tells me the tower is a bit more squat in real life - perhaps not, and it just needs the right environment to bring out its best bits).
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There were elevations at the exhibition, hopefully Kenspeckle will get hold of the digital versions and post them. The south one was a bit of budget curtain wall.
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Yeah, it was pretty busy when I was there and there was a bit too much traffic to get a shot of all the boards. I share belle's underwhelming reaction to the new-build sections. I didn't think they looked cheap necessarily more that they were just a bit off somehow, maybe not enough of a contrast to the existing building? If you look at the image of the new Middle Meadow Walk entrance upthread you'll get an idea of the style. Just imagine that replicated across larger facades - this unbuilt scheme by Bennetts isn't a million miles away.
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It's a robust building that merits a ballsy response.

re the spine on the south side: I asked about that and apparently these will be cellular study spaces/offices.
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