IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Dunard Edinburgh ‘music hall’ approved following redesign

edinburgh viewEdinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue in more than 100 years looks set to be given the green by councillors, reports The Herald.

image: for illustration purposes only – Fiona Newton

… Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue in over 100 years…

The Herald writes:

The Dunard Centre is set to be Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue in over 100 years after City of Edinburgh Council approved the plans today.

Described as one of the boldest modern ventures in the city, with the support of Dunard Fund and Royal Bank of Scotland, the hall sits Dundas House off St Andrew Square.

The 1,000 capacity Dunard Centre “transforms a forgotten site into an exciting new destination for music lovers”….

Sir David Chipperfield, principal, David Chipperfield Architects, said: “Throughout the process of developing the design of the Dunard Centre we have embraced both the qualities and the challenges of working with such an extraordinary site. Embedded in the dense area of the Registry Lanes and also on the grand civic axis with Dundas House, the project marks the pivoting point between the New Town and St. James Quarter….”

The Trustees of the Dunard Fund said: “Dunard Fund’s Trustees are delighted to be major funders of this once-in-a-lifetime development of a world-class venue for rehearsal and performance of music, dance, theatre and lectures of all genres in the very heart of Edinburgh, thus cementing Scotland’s reputation on the international stage.”

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For more background see Scottish Construction Now

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