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Edinburgh picks shortlist for £400m riverside scheme

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The Richard Rogers Partnership, edaw, Aukett Associates, Koetter, Kim & Associates, and engineer Halcrow Fox are on a shortlist to design the biggest regeneration project in East Scotland, a £400 million riverside quarter on a 13km coastal strip along the Firth of Forth, the aj understands.

The names have been selected by the City of Edinburgh Council, Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise, and Scottish Homes after czwg and edaw worked on a masterplan for what is called Waterfront Edinburgh, just four kilometres from Princes Street. The project aims to remove a large area of land contaminated by industrial use, create housing for 7500 in 2000-3700 new homes and jobs for around 4000 people on more than 63ha proposed for development. Plans include an office park, retail and redevelopment of the Granton Marina, and 750 homes built for rent. The project was launched by Secretary of State for Scotland Donald Dewar last September.

Benson & Forsyth's Museum of Scotland has won the Silver Medal of the Edinburgh Architectural Association as the best building in the area completed in 1998. Highly commended buildings were St John's Hill, Pleasance/Holyrood by Gray Marshall & Associates, Fairfield House in Dalkeith by Michael Laird Partnership, and Ivy Bank House in Dirleton by Richard Murphy Architects.

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