PLANNING NEWS

PLANNING NEWS AT MLA

A couple of planning updates after a busy summer at MLA.

We are pleased to announce that our proposals for the conversion of the former Boroughmuir High School have been approved by the CEC Planning Department.

Working with CALA Homes, our proposals sensitively convert the former school into residential properties, whilst a new residential block completes the adjacent tenement properties to the north, providing affordable housing within the site.

After a slightly turbulent journey getting to this point, we are delighted that this exciting scheme now has the go ahead.

Closer to Edinburgh’s City Centre in the Fountainbridge Exchange District, MLA have recently submitted proposals for a new, six storey office building in Port Hamilton. This compact site calls for an ingenious solution to its part-circular form, and a number of interesting features such as a living green wall, integrated pedestrian and cycle route and class leading cycle storage facilities will be incorporated.

Our proposals for this site will complement and complete this vibrant, successful and important area of the city centre.

Finally, MLA have submitted proposals for the redevelopment and reinstatement of the Rosebank Distillery in Camelon, Falkirk, on behalf of Ian Macleod Distillers. This former distillery was closed by Diageo in the 1980’s and then sold to Scottish Canals (previously British Waterways). Since then Rosebank has been falling into disrepair whilst a new use was sought for the industrial complex. However, the Rosebank Whisky Brand is well renowned amongst Whisky lovers, and the new owners are pressing ahead with plans to refurbish and modernise the buildings to create a new, more efficient distillery which will produce a rejuvenated Rosebank Whisky. Initial work will be followed with further phases that will provide a world class visitor experience.

We very much look forward to seeing these projects progress.

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