Rooftop restaurant plans unveiled for Waverley Mall

Artist impression of the proposed development at Waverley Mall
Waverley Plaza

Artist impression of the proposed development at Waverley Mall Waverley Plaza

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PLANS to transform the roof of Waverley Mall and build a dramatic rooftop restaurant overlooking the Capital’s Old Town have been lodged with the council.

Architectural studio Stallan-Brand has drawn up proposals to turn the current tourist information centre into one of Edinburgh’s most spectacular eateries.

Artist impression of the proposed development at Waverley Mall
Waverley Plaza

Artist impression of the proposed development at Waverley Mall Waverley Plaza

Images show floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Waverley Station, with a continental-style terrace for outside dining.

Meanwhile, new skylights on the restaurant’s roof will allow glimpses of the Balmoral next door.

The move is part of a wider revamp of the plaza, which will see the area “de-cluttered” to improve views and public access.

The tourist information centre will be relocated to the low-rise building beside Waverley Steps.

In its design statement, Stallan-Brand insists: “The sensitive approach of the design proposals ensure that key views are maintained and no historic feature is adversely affected.

“The improvements to the quality of the environment of Waverley Plaza will have a positive effect on the wider area and be a catalyst for further improvements in the future.”
It is thought the new restaurant could be up and running by the end of summer next year.

Stallan-Brand is acting behalf of Catalyst Capital, the company that owns Waverley Mall. Bosses at Catalyst could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.