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Abandoned Edinburgh warehouse to be demolished to make way for five-storey apartment block

Abandoned Edinburgh warehouse to be demolished to make way for five-storey apartment block

Plans have been submitted for a five-storey block of flats in a busy Edinburgh community, replacing a large two-storey warehouse.

MCD Homes Ltd has submitted an application to demolish the warehouse, previously used as offices, at McDonald Place in Canonmills to make way for a modern development with a penthouse apartment and terrace.




Staran Architects Ltd has also submitted a planning statement on behalf of the applicant, which reveals details of the development comprising 20 apartments and cycle and bin storage.

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The site was originally a storage depot for the adjacent printing works, but is now part of a cash and carry operation. It has been occupied by a variety of users since the 1990s, including electrical and mechanical sales and a distribution depot.

However, it has now been vacant and physically empty for four years, according to the applicant. They say the condition of the premises is becoming “increasingly dilapidated and in need of significant investment”.

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