Plans have been submitted to transform Edinburgh’s Powderhall Stables.
Funded by the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and the council’s City Strategic Investment Fund, this project will restore the category B-listed 1980’s former stable block.
The stable block will be refurbished to deliver a mix of individual studios and working spaces, two function rooms and catering facilities.
The building should be back in use by the end of 2021.
This project is part of a wider regeneration plan of the Powderhall Waste Transfer Station in the city.
According to the council, this project will deliver 200 homes, a third of which being affordable.
Cllr Kate Campbell, Convener of the Council’s Housing, Homelessness, and Fair Work Committee said: ‘I’m delighted to see this development progressing.
‘Edinburgh needs flexible, affordable spaces in the city for artists and businesses and Powderhall Stables will support dozens of jobs and the local economy.
‘The current Covid-19 crisis is a reminder of just how important it is for buildings to be flexible and future-proofed – and redevelopments like this will provide the city with more adaptable spaces.
‘It’s also a great opportunity to drive forward inclusive growth as we recover from the pandemic and provide something which benefits the whole community.
‘Like Powderhall’s planned function space, which could be used in a number of ways from after-school clubs to outdoor-only events.’
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