Despite the inevitable delays caused by the pandemic, building projects and developments have continued to change Edinburgh over the last year.
Meanwhile other green-lit projects have been earmarked for completion over the coming months and years, from a 1,000-seated concert hall in the Old Town to hundreds of new homes being created in Fountainbridge.
But what are the buildings that will be making the news in the longer term?
The website www.skyscrapercity.com lists many developments yet to receive full planning approval – here are 13 of the most eye-popping.
1. Granton Waterfront Regeneration
Currently in pre-planning, this huge £1.3billion plan would transform 120 acres of Granton, adding 3,312 homes, a primary school, a healthcare facility, 9,065m² of commercial and retail space, and a coastal park. If all goes well it will be completed in 2037.
Photo: Collective Architecture, Studio for New Realities, ADP Architecture, Cooper Cromar
2. Elements Edinburgh
Elements Edinburgh is a developent that will build 2,500 homes on 65 acres of land in Ingliston, along with 95,000m² of office space, three hotels with a total of 891 rooms, a 131 room aparthotel, 8,200m² of retail and leisure space, and a new Edinburgh Airport access road. It's currently in the planning phase.
Photo: Corstorphine + Wright
3. Edinburgh Innovation Park
Currently in the pre-planning phase, the £80 million Edinburgh Innovation Park, in Mullselburgh, would develop a 50 acre area to create a National Food & Drink Enterprise Centre,
and Innovation Centre for food and drink sector SMEs, a hotel, offices and shops.
Photo: 10 Design
4. The Quaich Project
Currently on hold, the Quaich Project would see a £25million multi-function performance pavilion built in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, including indoor and outdoor performance and events venues, and a garden reception building with visitor centre, viewing gallery and cafe.
Photo: wHY, GRAS, Groves-Raines Architects