Developer reveals changes to design proposed for former RBS site in New Town

A number of changes to the design of one of the edinburgh city centre’s biggest redevelopments have been revealed by the developers.

The New Town North development
The New Town North development

The New Town North development will see a mix of new homes, offices and public amenities on the 5.9-acre former Royal Bank of Scotland site, at the heart of the New Town.

Following the consultation for the planning application which was submitted at the end of August, property company Ediston has announced design amendments to specific areas of the proposals.

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The amendments include:

• moving the office building further away from Fettes Row• reducing massing on the top floor of the northern residential blocks to improve the view from Dundonald Street• increasing the use of natural stone in the office building facing Fettes Row and the building on Eyre Place, along with some of the hard landscape paving on the main route through to the King George V Park• design refinement to some areas of the elevations on Dundas Street and Eyre Place.

In a community bulletin Ross McNulty Development Director at Ediston said: “We have received a huge amount of interest in our proposals – including more than 4,000 visitors to our website from Edinburgh, Scotland and across the world.

“This has become one of the largest consultations ever carried out for a city centre development and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to it by passing on their views and comments, all of which has helped shape our final application. It is hoped that the application will be discussed at committee by the City of Edinburgh Council in the New Year.”

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