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Edinburgh Today

Proposal to build

Underground Car Parks

 

1.

West End, Chambers Street or Grassmarket?

 

May 2005

Edinburgh leaders have announced that they are in discussion with  Trevipark, a company that has provided automated underground car parks in Milan, Turin and Rome.  Possible locations for such a car park in Edinburgh include:

-  West End.

-  Chambers Street.

-  Grassmarket.

Edinburgh Council also confirmed that their plans for a possible underground car park in George Street are "still on the table".  Gordon reid, Chief Executive of Edinburgh City Management Company  said that his company wished to see a car park under George Street as well as exploring the Trevipark proposals.

Herald & Post:  5 May 2005,  p.3.

 

2.

George Street or Chambers Street?

October 2005

There has been occasional comment in the press about plans to build underground car parks in Edinburgh.  The car parks would be computer controlled, with the cars being taken automatically from an entrance/exit bay for parking.

George Street was suggested as a possible location a couple of years ago.  Now [Oct 2005] Chambers Street has become the subject of a feasibility study looking into whether or not it might be possible to build two car parks there by Autumn 2007 -  both would be in front of the Royal Scottish Museum, one on either side of the statue of William Chambers.  Each would hold just over 100 cars.

This proposal is being considered by ECCMC (Edinburgh City Centre Management Company) together with Trevipark, a company that has established similar car parks in Rome, Turin and Milan.

If the Chambers Street car parks proved successful, they might be followed by others in Edinburgh in locations such as the West End, the Grassmarket and George Street.

Evening News: October 26, 2005, p.14.

November 2007

More than a dozen firms are bidding to build a 4.5m car park under Chambers Street.  The car park would hold 100 cars.  They would be lowered automatically to its parking place under the street.  (there are already similar car parks in Rome, Milan and other European cities.

Work on the project is likely to begin in late 2008, and is expected take 18 months.  The 100 new car parking spaces would replace the 89 spaces currently on Chambers Street.

Evening News: November 21, 2007.

 

 

3.

Chambers Street or Charlotte Square?

January 2009

The proposed underground car park has still not been built. The Chambers Street proposals have hit a problem over who owns the land, and it could take lawyers up to a year to resolve the issue.

However, Edinburgh Council is now considering proposals to create an underground car park under Charlotte Square at the West End f George Street.

 These proposals have been welcomed by local traders and many in the City Chambers who see the need for more car parking spaces near the West End and believe that such a development might provide a better balance between the West End and East End of the city.

Recent developments at the East End have included the opening of St Andrew Square Gardens to the public and proposals to redevelop the St James Centre complex.

Evening News: January 9, 2009, p.9.

 

 

  

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks