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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Proposals To Transform Old Royal High School Into World-Class Hotel Announced

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Proposals to transform the old Royal High School on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill into a world-class hotel were announced today by the project developers.  The former boys’ school, designed by Thomas Hamilton, opened in 1829 but has remained empty since 1968 when the Royal High School moved to Barnton. Over the years, numerous uses have been suggested for what is one of Edinburgh’s most distinctive landmarks, from a potential site for the new Scottish Parliament to a photography or military museum.  The City of Edinburgh Council, which own the A listed building, granted Duddingston House Properties (DHP) a conditional ground lease…

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