CG artist impression of Edinburgh Haymarket scheme

Edinburgh development to deliver “attractive new quarter”

Edinburgh’s newest commercial, retail and leisure development was officially unveiled last night, on a site in the west end that has lain derelict for half a century. Construction of the £350 million Haymarket scheme, by M&G Real Estate and property developer Qmile Group, is now under way and is already attracting “huge interest”. The revamped design by globally renowned architect Foster + Partners will see more than 380,000 sq ft of much-needed Grade A office space along with hotel accommodation totalling 365 bedrooms and provision for 40,000 sq ft of retail…

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CGI of new Plumstead Library

Greenwich: leisure centre with expanded facilities to open in February

The new Plumstead Centre now has an opening date, with the library, leisure centre and social hub all opening their doors in February after a £16m refurbishment. The Grade II listed building used to house the old Plumstead library, but has undergone a Greenwich Council-led 15-month refurbishment to create a new, modernised library as well as expanding to include a leisure centre, community rooms and a cafe. The newly-titled Plumstead Centre, which did see costs rise to £16.6m during the project, will now open its doors for the first time on Monday,…

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Canary Wharf . Photo: Wikimedia Commons

London: permission granted to redevelop landmark Canary Wharf tower

Rockwell and FirethornTrust have today announced that planning permission has been granted permission by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for the landmark redevelopment of Quay House, Canary Wharf. The iconic 40-storey development will deliver a 400-bedroom hotel and 279 serviced apartments alongside impressive dockside leisure facilities. Redevelopment of the existing three-storey Quay House will substantially enhance South Quay, activating currently underused public spaces beneath the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and along Admirals Way with public realm improvements which include Parkour facilities for the local community. Once open the development…

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