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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Caltongate updates for this week

East Market Street "vision" as part of Caltongate development

It is the latest twist in the long-running attempts to create a major new mixed-use development on theCaltongate site. Earlier this year, it had appeared ...

The potential revival of the multi-million-pound Caltongate project is another timely boost for the Capital's economy. Not everyone agrees with the city ...

... breathe new life into a notorious gap site just off the Royal Mile - more than two years after the collapse of the controversial Caltongate development. ...For further updates check out

Friday, 17 June 2011

This week's news

Just saw two pieces of news this week

The first being that Crags Sports Centre has found someone to use it and that it will be a Basketball Centre working in partnership with Blaze, Edinvar Housing Association and the community.  You can read more about it here

New Street gap site
And that former owner Ronald Persaud in talks to buy the "Caltongate" site from Deloitte, Persuad sold the site to Mountgrange but that went burst, this only includes the land that Mountgrange formerly owned and not the council buildings - Canongate Venture, the market building, arches on East Market St.  However there has been much specualtion about developers buying this land, the last lot Prism fell through.  Won't be holding our breath to see if Persuad goes ahead with this.