Future of Sick Kids site

The Sick Kids site has now been sold to the Downing Group, one of whose businesses is student housing. See their website.

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council have a focus group concerning the Sick Kids site, and here are the notes from their final meeting. (Report dated 7/6/18)

We met with Fletcher Joseph Architects and Holder Planning this week where we received a preview of the proposals that will be submitted for planning permission in the next week or so. The critical changes to the design since we last saw it are: Those of us at this presentation were surprised by the loss of the basement parking that was generally considered an innovative solution to the car parking issue for the site. As a result, we have organised to meet with the planners on Wednesday to discuss how their objection came about and to put forward our initial thinking on the plans as currently being prepared.

Please can you email me at pagsk2017@gmail.com with your immediate impression of these changes, which will help use to properly represent everyone in the community in how we respond to the changes proposed.