By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Edinburgh regeneration team comes together

Broadway Malyan's £200 million revitalisation of Edinburgh's Princes Street took a major step forward yesterday with the announcement of a key regeneration partner.

Edinburgh council yesterday officially appointed the architect, together with regeneration expert AM Development, to restore the heart of the city's World Heritage Site.

The architect's brief is to look at the functionality of the area, including the buildings, streets, open space and infrastructure, via a ten-year masterplan.

Any plans are sure to trigger controversy due to the historic nature of the site.

But a spokesperson for Broadway Malyan insisted that the scheme was completely necessary. 'From a commercial and retail perspective, Princes Street suffers from being single sided. It is also punctuated by several road traffic junctions, making pedestrian connectivity challenging,' the spokesperson said.

Broadway Malyan also said the area is ideally positioned to serve the city's 'mixed development' needs.

The spokesperson continued: 'Despite the location, rental values have reached a plateau in recent years, but investment interest remains strong.'

by Rob Sharp

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters