Collective on Calton Hill
by Collective Architecture
Client City of Edinburgh Council and Collective
Awards RIAS Award 2019 and RIBA Award for Scotland 2019
The project on Calton Hill is the result of a strong and highly successful collaboration between the two client bodies and the design team.
A shared vision from the outset of the project has driven the design from inception to completion producing a number of bold, contemporary interventions which successfully achieve a unifying functional coherence with the sensitively restored historic buildings on this site of national significance. The projecting glazed corner of the new Outlook restaurant building, cantilevered over the site’s original boundary wall brings a bold and vibrant addition to the site’s historic skyline, visually marking to those in the city below a key step in the evolution of this important site.
Malcolm Fraser Architects initially won the invited competition for the project in 2014, secured planning permission and progressed detailed design. The project moved to Collective Architecture during 2015 and the practice saw this through to completion in 2018.
Contract Value £4m
Internal Area 491 m²
Contractor ESH Construction
Quantity Surveyor Faithful + Gould
Structural Engineer Elliot & Company Consulting Engineers
M&E Engineer Cundall
Project Manager Faithful + Gould
Landscape Architect Harrison Stevens
Principal Designer Faithful + Gould