A vision of how the site might be developed at Caltongate

2010

 

A vision of how the Caltongate site could be developed - from Anta Architects, Ferrn, Tain, Ross, Scotland - February 2010

  Anta Architects, Fearn, Tain, Ross, Scotland:  February 2010

Caltongate

Background

Caltongate lies in the Waverley Valley between Edinburgh's Royal Mile and Calton Hill.

Developers, Mountgrange 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.

Vision

Meanwhile, in March 2010, Scottish Architects, Anta Architecture have put forward their vision for the site.

A vision of how the Caltongate site could be developed - from Anta Architects, Ferrn, Tain, Ross, Scotland - February 2010

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 residential.

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 Grosvenor.

Edinburgh Evening News,  March 22, 2010

Acknowledgement:  Anta Architecture

Here is a link to a  page on Anta Architecture web site.

 

Caltongate Development

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