This is the building opp to the Cafe Royal if you are puzzling about where it is. It’s on the buildings at risk register. More info here at the Cockburn Associations’ Facebook page. The most important thing to note is that it looks likely that this building’s demolition will be rubber stamped without going to full planning committee as not enough objections have been lodged. You can email Euan.McMeeken@edinburgh.gov.uk tonight as long has he gets the email before Monday raising objections to this building’s demolition. To quote the Cockburn Association ‘We are concerned with the potential loss of the Category B listed building, dating from the 1850’s, to the corner of West Register Street and Register Place. This represents a good quality building within the conservation area and World Heritage Site with characteristic Craigleith sandstone finish and it should be retained.’
**UPDATE** got an email back from Euan McMeeken who said the planned demolition will go to the Planning Committee probably in October. If you are local please follow Cockburn Association either on facebook or twitter to get updates and be prepared to write or even go to the meeting. As this poor building is surrounded by commercial properties there is not a local constituency of people living near it to leap to its defence so Edinburgers please keep an eye on it!
Thank goodness the Venetian style warehouse beside it appears to being kept by the developers. I dashed past yesterday taking photos of the utterly charming and exquisite details on the building.