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Tynecastle

Proposed Developments

Existing Use of Tynecastle

Proposals were announced in February 2004 to develop the Tynecastle area of Edinburgh.   The land lies between the Western Approach Road, Gorgie Road and two railway lines.  It currently includes:

-  Heart of Midlothian Football Ground, Tynecastle Park.

-  North British Distillery.

North British Distillery

   North British Distillery  -  The Cooperage Yard 

-  Tynecastle High School.

-  Land owned by Edinburgh Council.

Who will be moving out?

Heart of Midlothian Football Club ('Hearts') are known to be seeking a location for a new stadium.  Several proposals away from the city centre have been considered in recent years.  The most recent proposal suggested is that they remain in Gorgie, moving to a new stadium to be built on land at the other side of McLeod Street.

North British Distillery have announced that they intend to move to new premises further from the City Centre.

Edinburgh City Council have announced that they have discussed plans to rebuild Tynecastle High School on the other side of McLeod Street.

Proposed Development

It is proposed to create:

-  hundreds of houses, most 4-stories high

-  new shops

-  businesses

-  green spaces.

Tynecastle proposals:  Edinburgh Evening News  19 February 2004,  p.5

Latest Hibs proposals - to remain in Gorgie:  Edinburgh Evening News, 20 February 2004,  pp.1,52

 

Tynecastle

Update - January 2007

Hearts' Stadium Reconstruction

Vladimir Romanov is to buy land around Hearts' stadium from Edinburgh Council, to allow the stadium to expand. 

Romanov proposes to pay:

- 4.0m for the site currently occupied by Tynecastle High School.  A new school is to be built on the McLeod Street roads depot site, and

-  1.8m for land behind the main stand.  This would enable the main stand to be replaced by a new stand seating 12,000.  Hearts hope to have a 40,000 all-seater stadium by 2013.

An independent valuation for the council has confirmed these prices are fair.

Edinburgh Evening News  February 24, 2007:  pp.1,7

The Evening News gave the following timetable for the reconstruction work at Tynecastle:

Feb 2007

Hearts to submit a detailed planning application for reconstruction of their main stand.

Sep 2007

Work to begin on the new 12,000 -seater stand.

Aug 2008

Work completed on the new 12,000 -seater stand.

2009

Tynecastle High School moves and Hearts have first option to buy the site for 4.1m.

Work commences on other areas of the stadium.

2013

The 40,000-seater stadium is completed.

Edinburgh Evening News  January 24, 2007:  pp.46-7
 

 

Tynecastle

Update - July 2007

Views of the new Council

Now that the City of Edinburgh now has a new council,  a Liberal Democratic / SNP coalition, the situation concerning the proposed redevelopment at Tynecastle has changed.

The new city council is likely to resist any proposal to demolish Tynecastle High School, a Grade two listed Victorian building.  The school stands on land that Hearts FC bought from the council in 2006.  Ownership of the land is due to pass to Hearts in 2010

Speaking of Vladimir Romanov and his club's plans for Tynecastle, council leader, Jenny Dawe, said:

"I can't see any way that they will get permission to knock it down.  It's important for the city that we don't have a repeat of the 1960s when a lot of fine buildings were knocked down and replaced by horrible multi-storey blocks.

Hearts are now expected to submit a planning application for a 12,000 seat main stand, including extensive hospitality facilities, within the next few weeks.  Other parts of their proposed development will be considered later.

Edinburgh Evening News  July 18, 2007:  pp.1,5
 

 

Tynecastle

Update - August 2007

Planning Application

Hearts, yesterday, revealed their 50m  plans to build:

-  a new 10.000 seat main stand, to replace the existing 1914 stand.

-  a new hotel, offices and bars next to the new stand.

These plans are expected to regenerate the area and have been welcomed by local residents and local councillors, but there is still concern about whether or not the club will wish to  demolish Tynecastle High School.

A planning application is likely to be submitted in late-2007 / early-2008, to be followed, if successful, by 18-months' construction work.

Edinburgh Evening News  August 21, 2010:  p.10
 

 

 

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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