New concert hall for Edinburgh city centre

Dunard Centre inside

Council Leader and Planning Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council welcome the approval of the plans for the Dunard Centre.

The planning application, submitted by IMPACT Scotland, was approved today (Wednesday 24 November) by the Council's Development Management Sub-Committee.

Council leader Adam McVey, said:

It’s great news that planning approval has been granted for this exciting and important new cultural venue for our Capital.

This is the first purpose-built concert venue in Edinburgh in more than 100 years and I know so many people in the city are looking forward to enjoying a first class cultural experience with an expanding number of amazing venues.

The new concert hall is the cultural flagship of our City Region Deal and being in a central location with fantastic public transport connections, it will complement the wider transformation of the east end of the city centre alongside the newly opened Edinburgh St James Quarter helping to keep our city centre a vibrant and thriving destination.

Councillor Neil Gardiner, Planning Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said:

I’m delighted committee today approved the new concert hall planning application and I welcome this major investment in Scotland’s Capital City. This state of the art purpose-designed facility now matches our international standing as the world’s premier festival city.

The architecture of this new concert hall works well with historic Dundas House: the original plan of the New Town was to have cultural buildings at either end of George Street, which will now be fulfilled at St Andrews Square. ‘Impact’ who will operate the venue has also committed to reach out to communities and schools across the city to make music accessible which is also welcome.



Published: November 24th 2021