New architects hired to transform Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill

New architects hired to transform Edinburgh's iconic Calton Hill

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New architects hired to transform edinburgh's iconic calton hill

New architects are set to take on the redevelopment of one of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks.

Collective Architecture have been hired to help transform the derelict 18th century observatory on Calton Hill into a modern art gallery.

The Glasgow-based firm were selected after the project’s original designer closed its doors earlier this year.

Malcolm Fraser Architects, who were responsible for several award-winning buildings in the capital, went into liquidation in August.

Collective Architecture will use designs by the celebrated firm to realise the £3.5m project if plans are approved by councillors next week.

The scheme has been backed by planning officials, who described it as having the potential of becoming an “exciting new landmark”.

The redevelopment would be funded by both the City of Edinburgh Council and the National Lottery, as well as individual private donors. []


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