Planning Permission Application submitted for West Register St redevelopment

We are delighted to reach a major milestone in the redevelopment of The Registers with our Planning Application being submitted on Friday.    

We were appointed by Chis Stewart Group to develop proposals for the comprehensive redevelopment of an under-utilized area and bring new life to existing redundant buildings and the surrounding lanes.  This high quality mixed use development sits on a prominent urban site in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town World Heritage Site and Conservation Area.  The project involves the redevelopment of 4 existing buildings that front onto South St Andrew Street and West Register Street,  and the surrounding ‘lanes’, and has a significant presence on the south east corner of St Andrew Square. 

The site poses the considerable challenge of meeting the requirements of Grade-A office space and high quality restaurant, café, bar, and retail units, while knitting the building into a complex historic setting and sensitively reveals the fine details a listed Venetian Gothic warehouse that sits within the site.  New build elements responds to the scale, proportion and character of adjacent buildings, streets and lanes, with natural stone cladding broken with precast concrete bands. This proposal provides a comprehensive and considered strategy for the site in its wider context.