Developers, Southside Capital, have
proposed a major redevelopment of this site, demolishing several
of the buildings and constructing a large complex of shops,
housing and offices.
This development is known as
'Quartermile' because it is a quarter of a mile away from
The developers' initial plans met with
objections, so have been cut back.
Plans for a £400m development, with
buildings up to ten storeys high were submitted to the Council
in April 03. These plans have also been criticised by
heritage bodies who are unhappy with the mass and height of some
of he buildings.
Edinburgh City Council
considered this Planning Application on 10 April 03 and rejected
[Edinburgh Evening News: 4
April 03, page 9 AND 10 April 03, page 9]