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Union Canal  -  Fountainbridge

Edinburgh Quay

Development Announced

In July 2002, the Edinburgh Evening News announced proposals to redevelop the area around Lochrin Basin at Fountainbridge, close to the view in the engraving below.  The development is a joint venture between Miller Developments and British Waterways.  It is to be known as Edinburgh Quay.

 Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Edinburgh Castle from Port Hopetoun  -  1825 ©

This was once an industrial area including a brewery and the North British Rubber Company Works.  Building was due to commence in Summer 2002 and the first phase of the development was due to be completed in Autumn 2003.  The whole project is due to be completed by spring 2006.

[Edinburgh Evening News,  4 July 2002]
[Herald & Post, 4 November 2004, p.15]

Phase 1 of Development

Phase 1 of the £60m Edinburgh Quay development is due to be completed in summer 2004.  It will include over 60 luxury apartments,  60,000 sq. ft. of offices and 50,000 sq. ft. of bars and restaurants.

The development is a joint venture between Miller Developments and British Waterways.  It stands at the eastern end of the Union Canal. 

[Edinburgh Evening News,  12 January 2004, p.9]

Further Developments

Phase 1 of the Edinburgh Quay Development is now complete and the area was looking attractive, with a couple of barges moored on the canal, and new offices, bars and restaurants all in use when I visited it recently.  This phase includes 82,000 sq ft of office space.

Phase 2 of Edinburgh Quay, including a further 62,000 sq ft of office space is due to be completed in 2006.

Plans for a further  at Edinburgh Quay have now been announced:

1. A £71.5m developments by Buredi, a joint venture between the Burrell Company and Edinburgh city council's development firm, EDI, drawn up by architect, Alan Murray, who  has also drawn up plans for the proposed Caltongate development.

2.  A £35m development, a joint venture between housebuilder, McTaggart & Mitchell and Edinburgh Quay Ltd.

These developments include:

- a new footbridge over the canal, providing a link between Viewforth and Fountainbridge.

-   a new tree-lined boulevard, to be named New Freer Street

-   new shops, bars and Cafés, and over 130 new homes.

-  a new small canal basin immediately to the SE of Lochrin Basin, on the site of a Arnold Clark's garage (and before that a rope-works) at Tollcross .

-  new plans, not yet decided, for the site currently occupied by The Tartan Club, once a popular club Scottish & Newcastle employees - but now the Scottish & Newcastle brewery has closed.

Edinburgh Evening News,  March 3, 2006:  p.6.

Edinburgh Evening News,  March 9, 2006:  p.8.

Sculptures

10 Bronze Swans

Plans have been announced to install 10 bronze swans, fixed to the broadwalk "waddling out of the Union Canal and heading for the City Centre" at Edinburgh Quay.

The swans were commissioned by Edinburgh Quay and have been designed by Shona Kinloch who created the flock of pigeons on the pavement at Elm Row, Leith Walk.  

The swans are to be life-size, each weighing 50 lbs.  They have been cast in Edinburgh by the foundry: Powderhall Bronze.

Edinburgh Evening News,  May 10, 2006;  p.3

 

 

 

Fountainbridge

More Pages

Scottish & Newcastle Breweries  -  The Yard ©

Industry in Fountainbridge  -  history

Fountainbridge  -  Proposed developments

South Fountainbridge  -  plans announced

North Fountainbridge  -  plans announced

St Kentigern's Church  -  demolition?

Edinburgh Quay  -  developments

Palais Bingo Hall  -  demolition

Union Canal

Edinburgh Today

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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