Former Edinburgh school appears on market seeking new proposals

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A FORMER Edinburgh school has appeared on the open market and is currently accepting offers for its long lease.

The City of Edinburgh Council were the ones to put the former Royal High School on the market and is accepting development proposals from interested parties.

The Finance and Resources Committee for the council decided in January during a private session that the historic and iconic building should be remarketed.

Councillor Joan Griffiths, Vice Convener of the Finance and Resources Committee said: “There was unanimous agreement earlier in the year to remarket the old Royal High School and I look forward to seeing the options presented to us at a future committee which could occupy this very important building, so prominent in our World Heritage site.”

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Photo by City of Edinburgh Council. The remarketing of the building signifies a new chapter for the site.

The building which is located on Calton Hill symbolises a new chapter for the site which lies at the heart of Edinburgh’s original World Heritage Site.

Councillor Rob Munn, Convener of the Finance and Resources Committee said:” “This an important step forward for the future of this iconic site and means we can identify the best value option for the city and our residents in the future.

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Photo by Ben Guerin on Unsplash. The City of Edinburgh Council are accepting proposals from people that can plan a long term future for the building.

“We know there are a number of interested parties and having it back on the market allows them to submit any development proposals.”

Proposals submitted must ensure a sustainable long term future for the school be of the highest architectural quality and take into account the conclusions drawn by the Scottish Ministers following the public inquiry.