archived: 198 Great Junction Street (Cinema conversion)

Name/location 198 Great Junction Street (Cinema conversion)
Owner/developer Glencairn Properties Ltd
Proposal Conversion of listed former cinema building to residential development of 37 flats. Includes the building of an extension at the rear of the cinema and the refurbishment of the foyer area.
Current status
  • First application approved.
  • Second application to address issues identified on full access to site submitted
    (closing date for comments was 14/12/18).
  • Minded to grant – Development Management Sub Committee 22/5/2019
  • Request for legal agreement 23/5/19
  • Construction halted due to coronavirus March 2020
  • Phase construction restarts 12 June 2020
Key dates
LHNCC POSITION Supported (see March 2018 minutes)
Benefits Restoration of Art Deco Building
Issues Parking – now revised
Actions by LHNCC
  • LHNCC submission sent 5/4/18
  • Letter of support on second application sent 14/12/18
  • Spoke to Darren Teague (Developer) – assurance that all demolition work is HSE approved, pontoons on Water of Leith used as protection from pollution.
Future action
Further information
Notes Development Management Sub-Committee 8/5/19 to address to address affordable housing issues
CEC reference/link 17/05415/FUL and 18/09563/FUL
Case officer Barbara Stuart: E-mail:   Tel:0131 529 3927