While this year’s cultural calendar is still very much at threat from the pandemic a range of buildings are in the pipeline to ensure Edinburgh continues to be a cultural Mecca in a post-covid world.
1. New Filmhouse
The £60million new Edinburgh Filmhouse in Festival Square is currently in the pre-planning phase but, if all goes according to plan, it will be completed in late 2025. The futuristic building will include a five-screen cinema with a total capacity of 792, a 79-seat studio, a 196 seat flexible auditorium/event space, project and education spaces, office space, a café bar, shop, rooftop restaurant, bar and event space.
Photo: Richard Murphy Architects
2. Dunard Centre
The £65 million Dunard Centre in the New Town, subject to planning, is due to be completed in 2025 and will create a 1,000 seat concert hall, 200 seat studio, rehearsal/recording space, a multi-purpose space, a café and bars in a building connected to the A-listed Dundas House.
Photo: David Chipperfield Architects
3. Scottish National Gallery Project
The ongoing Scottish National Gallery Project is due to be completed late next year and will redesigned the gallery, circulation and entrance areas, and re-landscape East Princes Street Gardens at a projected cost of £22 million.
Photo: Hoskins Architects
4. The Quaich Project
The £25 million Quaich Project plans to build a multi-function performance pavilion, indoor and outdoor performance and events venues, a visitor centre, viewing gallery and cafe in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle on West Princes Street Gardens. The project is currently on hold.
Photo: wHY, GRAS, Groves-Raines Architects