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"ZED", Clerk Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Wednesday 05 Mar 2008

Art convert

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make architects to convert the former cinema to a 230 bed arts hotel in Edinburgh 

Make have recently submitted planning and listed building consent applications, on behalf of Duddingston House Properties for the conversion of the former Odeon Cinema in Clerk Street, Edinburgh into a 230 bed arts hotel, branded “ZED” with associated restaurant and cafe facilities, artist’s studios and flexible community accommodation including a small cinema screen or lecture room.
The Category B listed building last functioned regularly as a cinema in 2003. Although owners Duddingston House Properties have sought a suitable owner for the building since the date of its purchase, the property has lain dormant following the closure of the cinema 5 years ago. Make’s proposals retain the existing 1930s frontage on Clerk Street and associated foyer spaces, and the shell of the auditorium within which a new courtyard space will be created in the heart of the site. Visitors will be led through the restored foyer space to the dramatic new external space which will offer a twenty-first-century interpretation of the former cinema’s atmospheric design. The creation of a new public space, where a number of artists can come together in studios as part of a hotel, is a very new and exciting concept for Edinburgh. Art and product design will be an integral part of the hotel’s design, providing a showcase for Scottish creative talent.

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