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The Dunard Centre | New Town EH2

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1973671

Official website: http://impactscotland.org.uk


Location

  • Address: 35-36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2
  • Ward: City Centre
Project facts

  • Developer: Impact Scotland
  • Architect: David Chipperfield Architects
  • Cost: £45 million
  • Concert hall capacity: 1,000
  • Studio theatre capacity: 200
  • Floorspace: 11,347m² (GIA)
Plans for the concert hall scheme were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council.









 

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Collective Edinburgh | Calton Hill EH7

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1657088

Official website: https://www.collective-edinburgh.art


Location

  • Address: City Observatory, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7
  • Ward: City Centre
Project facts

  • Developer: City of Edinburgh Council | The Collective
  • Architect: Collective Architecture
  • Collective contemporary art centre
The completed redevelopment of the 200-year-old City Observatory site into a contemporary art centre:









 

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Great to see some updates on this beautiful city!
Random question but is the stone used in many of Edinburghs old buildings naturally this dark tone or is this just the result of pollution that hasnt been cleaned yet?

https://www.google.com/maps/@55.9730567,-3.1647699,3a,75y,355.83h,113.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEvQTDhvLY0NKeutn-Z-yDA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
I think the stone used is sandstone, which is naturally very light and means it shows up pollution and weathering very easily, which is why it looks dark and grey on many buildings.

I quite like it though, like on the Scotts Monument and St Andrews House, they look ominous and kind of spooky with the pollution and weathering
 

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Port of Leith Distillery | Leith EH6

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=2135700

Official website: https://leithdistillery.com


Location

  • Address: Land adjacent to Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6
  • Ward: Leith
Project facts

  • Developer: Muckle Brig
  • Architect: Threesixty Architecture
  • Height: 35m
  • Floors: 9
  • Floorspace: 1,468m² (GIA)
  • Scotland's first vertical distillery
  • Production volume: 400,000 litres of pure alcohol per year
The approved Leith Distillery scheme, construction commences soon.

 

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Edinburgh St James | New Town EH1

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1647714

Official website: https://www.edinburghstjames.com


Location

  • Address: St James Centre, Leith Street, Edinburgh EH1
  • Ward: City Centre
Project facts

  • Developer: Nuveen | Native Land
  • Architect: BDP | Allan Murray and Associates | Jestico + Whiles
  • W hotel: 244 rooms
  • Apartment hotel: 75 rooms
  • Homes: 152
  • Retail space: 80,000m²






Construction progress at the £1bn Edinburgh St James scheme, photos courtesy of John Gilchrist:







 

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I think the stone used is sandstone, which is naturally very light and means it shows up pollution and weathering very easily, which is why it looks dark and grey on many buildings.

I quite like it though, like on the Scotts Monument and St Andrews House, they look ominous and kind of spooky with the pollution and weathering
Yeh its nice for monuments imo but it can be a bit dreary and overbearing when whole residential streetscapes are that colour, coupled with typical scottish weather
 

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The Fruitmarket Gallery | Old Town EH1

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1657088

Official website: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk


Location

  • Address: 36-39 and 45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1
  • Ward: City Centre
Project facts

  • Developer: The Fruitmarket Gallery
  • Architect: Reiach and Hall Architects
  • Cost: £3.75 million
  • New gallery spaces, facilities and improved access
Plans for the redevelopment of the Fruitmarket Gallery have been submitted, the planning application can be viewed here.





 

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Edinburgh Biomes | Inverleith EH3

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1723912

Official website: https://www.rbge.org.uk


Location

  • Address: Royal Botanic Garden, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3
  • Ward: Inverleith
Project facts

  • Developer: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Architect: Smith Scott Mullan Associates | Nicoll Russell Studios
  • Cost: £70 million
  • Restoration of existing glasshouses
  • Construction of a new glasshouse connected to the existing herbarium and library
  • Construction of research glasshouses, education centre and horticultural support building
Plans for the Edinburgh Biomes project have been submitted for approval, the planning application can be viewed here.







 

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The Quaich Project | New Town EH2

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1975071

Official website: https://www.thequaichproject.org


Location

  • Address: Princes Street Gardens, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2
  • Ward: City Centre
Project facts

  • Developer: Ross Development Trust
  • Architect: wHY | GRAS
  • Cost: £25 million
  • New pavilion, welcome centre and family area
  • Restored fountain and improved sheltered spaces
Evolving plans for the redevelopment of West Princes Street Gardens:






 

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Meadows to George Street | City Centre Transformation Project

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1872511

Official website: https://meadowstogeorgestreet.info


Location

  • Site: Teviot Place EH8 to George Street EH1
  • Ward: City Centre
Project facts

  • Developer: City of Edinburgh | Transport for Scotland
  • Design consultants: AECOM | Optimised Environments
  • Pedestrian, cycling and public realm improvements between Teviot Place and George Street
Initial plans for the transformation of major streets in Edinburgh's City Centre, currently out for public consultation.







 

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UK Government Hub | Old Town EH8

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1657111

Official website: newwaverley.com


Location

  • Site: UK Government Hub, New Waverley, Edinburgh EH8
  • Ward: City Centre
Project facts

  • Developer: Artisan Real Estate
  • Architect: Allan Murray Architects
  • Cost: £47 million
  • Floors: 7
A hub for 3,000 UK Government civil servants in Edinburgh has completed:

- The Herald: UK Government to get first ‘Cabinet Room’ in Edinburgh

- McAleer & Rushe: Artisan hands over UK Government Hub at New Waverley

- The Scotsman: New Edinburgh home for 3,000 UK civil servants moves forward







 

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Mach 1 | Edinburgh Park EH12

Scottish forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1820202

Official website: https://www.edinburghpark.com


Location

  • Address: Land adjacent to Lochside Way, Edinburgh EH12
  • Ward: Drum Brae | Gyle
Project facts

  • Developer: Parabola
  • Architect: Dixon Jones
  • Sculptor: David Mach
  • Shipping containers: 36
Plans for the Edinburgh Park marketing suite have been submitted, the planning application can be viewed here.



 
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