Replacement of Lothian Council Offices
George IV Bridge
The decision to demolish the Lothian Regional
Council headquarters on the corner of the Royal Mile and George IV Bridge,
one of the least attractive buildings in the area was widely welcomed.
However concern has been expressed by Historic
Scotland, the Cockburn Association and the World Heritage
Trust over a decision by Edinburgh Council Planning
Committee to approve the design of a new hotel for the site, submitted by
Halifax Bank of Scotland.
The design has been described by objectors as
being a 'Legoland' home.