Demolition of 6/7 St Andrews Square

Representatives from the Montagu Evans, CDA Edinburgh and Gareth Hoskins Associates will outline their latest proposals for the 6/7 St Andrews Square development at the 8th September New Town & Broughton Community Council meeting. Do you have a view on what’s best for the residents of Edinburgh relating to St Andrews Square? If so, come along to the Community Council meeting and voice your concerns or support or contact us before the meeting.

For those of you who regularly pass through St Andrews Square / South St David Street  – you will have noticed the demolition work that has already taken place there. This is one of Edinburgh’s prime central development sites, currently the mixed use scheme as granted will see Scottish Provident’s former headquarters redeveloped to provide a mix offices, retail and six luxury flats with basement parking.

NTBCC attended the Public Exhibition on 12th August with the agents and architects involved with the current development on the south side of St Andrews Square. CDA and the agents working in collaboration with Gareth Hoskins Architects obtained full planning consent in 2007 which including the demolition of various elements of Grade A & B listed buildings but retaining the central listed building at 6/7 St Andrews Square.

current consented scheme for 6-7 St Andrew Square

There has been a further pre-application consultation exercise (Ref. 14/02836/PAN) designed to sound public opinion for the latest plans which proposes to redevelop the entire site including the demolition of the frontage of of 6/7 St Andrews Square. In addition, coincidentally, Historic Scotland have now delisted 6/7 St Andrews Square.

Although this proposal continues to develop, clearly time is of the essence with the existing buildings on the south side of St Andrews Square already partially demolished. It is also fair to say that opinion is divided amongst various groups as to the merits of retaining the existing architecture vs. complete redevelopment in a more contemporary, unified style.