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EICC BDP development hits new hurdle

posted 4 Nov 2009, 19:42 by David Rintoul   [ updated 4 Nov 2009, 20:11 ]

A final decision on BDP’s contentious plans for the site next to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has been postponed until 9th December.

Edinburgh City Council said the proposals required further scrutiny, and that a fuller assessment of the building materials and design issues is needed.

Tollcross Community Council, a key stakeholder in the project, said that the proposed materials ‘contrast substantially’ with the existing building and instead need to be ‘of a similar nature to the EICC’.

The council has agreed that all materials and suppliers must be sent to its head of planning for approval, and that a fully detailed public realm scheme shall be submitted to and approved prior to the commencement of works on site.

Source: The Architects' Journal