Caltongate lies in the
Waverley Valley between Edinburgh's Royal Mile and Calton Hill.
submitted plans for the development of this area. Thier plans
were approved in March 2008.
However, Mountgrange subsequently made large losses and were put
into liquidation in March 2009. Negotiations are continuing to
find a new developer to take forward the project.
Meanwhile, in March 2010,
Scottish Architects, Anta Architecture have put forward their vision
for the site.
NOTE: No formal proposal
is being made for this design. It is just a vision put forward by
Anta, architects of Fearn, Tain, Ross, showing future developers (whoever
they might be) how the development could, perhaps, proceed following a
more traditionally Scottish theme.
Anta propose a colourful
scheme using simple materials, featuring arched arcades similar to those
in the Cowgate. Their design provides for the same uses as were
proposed in Mountgrange's plan - business space, offices, hotel and
Anta have sent their designs
to the firms thought to be competing to take forward the Caltongate
development. These include British Land, Allied London and
Edinburgh Evening News, March 22, 2010