Edinburgh Printmakers is seeking an architect for a £5.7 million new base inside the decaying former headquarters of the North British Rubber Company in Fountainbridge
The prestigious arts charity will relocate from its 23 Union Street home to the Grade C-Listed Castle Mills complex near Union Canal in 2017.
The 2,000m² building is the last remaining structure on the eight hectare former North British Rubber Company site.
Currently on the Buildings at Risk Register, the decaying 1894 factory produced 2,750 pairs of rubber trench boots a day during the First World War but closed in the nineteen sixties.
The new Fountainbridge base will allow Edinburgh Printmakers to expand its creative programme and host more exhibitions, public art programmes and community based arts projects. Printmaking facilities for local artists are also planned.
An architect-led design team is sought for the project which is also expected to feature gallery spaces, a café, bar and retail area.
The winning team will include a conservation architect, structural engineer, M&E services engineer and access consultant.
The deadline for requests to participate is 6 June.
How to apply
Edinburgh Printmakers Ltd c/o Gardiner & Theobold LLP
Clarendon House, 114-116 George Street
For the attention of: Martin Sinclair
EH2 4LH Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1312402600