41-42 St Andrew Square Submitted For Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent

Posted on August 21, 2015 by admin

Planning and Listed Building consent applications for the proposed refurbishment of the Category A listed building at 41 – 42 St Andrew Square have been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

The proposals, for Chris Stewart Group, will see the former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters transformed into 54 serviced apartments on the upper floors. The creation of new commercial uses at ground level will reinvigorate street level activity, enhance the pedestrian experience, enrich the streetscape and promote pedestrian movement between the square and the emerging St James Quarter beyond.

Contemporary bronze clad pavilions have been designed to sit subtly within, and enhance the existing roofscape. Internally, we plan to remove an unsympathetic 1970s mezzanine floor within the original banking hall and reinstate the original volume. This will form the centrepiece of the development proposals which envisage a grand new restaurant occupying the space accessed via the formal entrance portico and vestibule on St Andrew Square.