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Public consultation on planning application for Old Royal High School

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Statement from Duddingston House Properties and Urbanist Group Public consultation on planning application for Old Royal High School David Orr, Chair of Urbanist Group, said: “Members of the public and interested groups will be able to see our revised design for restoring the Old Royal High School and reinvigorating the public space around this side of Calton Hill. Significant modifications have been made to the scale of our plan. We have made changes to the scale of the hotel following a series of design workshops earlier this year with planning officials, taking careful consideration of heritage aspects and public comment…

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Vision for world-class hotel at Calton Hill unveiled

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New architectural designs by Hoskins Architects for the proposed world-class hotel at Edinburgh’s former Royal High School have been revealed and the operator partner confirmed within a planning application submitted to City of Edinburgh Council today. Gareth Hoskins, the architect for the project, says the new designs respond to the comments made by heritage organisations and the public during the comprehensive consultation process earlier in the year. “We’ve listened and taken on board views from a wide range of organisations and individuals through the pre-planning process to develop a fundamentally different design for the site. The design focuses around an…

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