The Site and Surroundings

The site extends to approximately 0.167 hectares and is within the New Town Conservation Area and close to the Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The site is currently occupied by two office buildings at numbers 108-114 and number 116 Dundas Street.

These offices were designed and constructed in the 1980s as two separate developments, and like several office developments in the local area, there is now a lack in demand for this type of accommodation. The former RBS offices to the east of the site fronting Dundas Street and Fettes Row are to be redeveloped as a residential-led, mixed-use scheme. The wider surrounding area is predominantly residential, with a range of amenities close by, including shops, offices, cafes, restaurants, bars, and art galleries.

The site is close to areas of public open space, including King George V Park, the Water of Leith Walkway, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and Inverleith Park.

The site is also well connected to public transport with bus connections are available a short walk from the site on Dundas Street. Tram connections are available a fifteen-minute walk from the site at St. Andrews Square, while Edinburgh Waverley Station is a twenty-minute walk from the site, providing rail connections across the UK.

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Historical Context