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6VT youth cafes new home to be old nursery

posted 26 Apr 2014, 11:00 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 26 Apr 2014, 11:09 ]

A youth cafe facing eviction from its base of 20 years is to relocate to a mothballed nursery in Grassmarket – paving the way for a £5m revamp of one of Edinburgh’s oldest buildings.

Edinburgh City Youth Cafe – otherwise known as 6VT – would move to the former Grassmarket Nursery clearing the ground for the Scottish Historic Building Trust (SHBT) to overhaul Riddle’s Court to create The Sir Patrick Geddes Centre – a major teaching and learning hub.

If approved by councillors next Thursday, the landmark deal will bring to a close a two-year rift between the youth cafe and SHBT over the building on Victoria Terrace.