City Council supports proposals for significant investment in Charlotte Square

The City of Edinburgh Council planning committee today voted unanimously to support The Charlotte Square Collection’s proposed redevelopment of the former National Trust for Scotland’s HQ occupying numbers 26-31 on the south side of Charlotte Square. 

Nick Ball of Corran Properties, Asset and Development Manager for the Collection commented “We’re delighted to have been given such unequivocal support not only by the City Council but also Historic Scotland and the key heritage groups who have recognised the progressive nature of our proposals which will give these unique buildings a sustainable future. We will now move as quickly as possible to implement this consent.”

The six properties are part of the wider Charlotte Square Collection, a managed estate of 15 townhouses within the World Heritage Site designated, Robert Adam designed Charlotte Square.  The long-term aim of the Collection is to reverse the deterioration in the building stock and public realm of the Square and return it to its pre-eminent position as the best and most recognisable business address in Scotland.