Abandoned Edinburgh car parts store set to be turned into trendy new cafe – Edinburgh Live

September 20, 2022 by No Comments

The former Euro Car Parts outlet at 36-38 Yeaman Place in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge neighbourhood may receive a face lift after sitting empty for what appears to be the last few years.

A planning application statement said that renovations are “deemed essential to make the property safe again as it has been sitting empty for a while and has fallen into considerable disrepair to the point where it could cause a risk to the public.”

However, the alteration and refurbishment works will be confined and will not impact the area surrounding the property.

Drawing proposals for a cafe at the currently defunct property at 36-38 Yeaman Place.
(Image: (Image: NGP Architecture))

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The statement continues: “The development is intended to rejuvenate and elevate the streetscape by reinstating this prominent building and converting it into a nice space for the local community.”

Edinburgh’s City Council received an application and drawings from NGP Architecture LTD on behalf of Gavin Neilson for the Yeaman Place property. Neilson previously applied to turn the site into an Italian Pizzeria, but eventually withdrew the request.

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The new application includes detailed 3D images of the proposed cafe and has specified that the cafe “is expected to fit in well, and be a good addition to the area and its community.”

Drawing proposals for a cafe at the currently defunct property at 36-38 Yeaman Place.
(Image: (Image: NGP Architecture))

The application’s supporting statement said: “Consent is sought to allow opening the premises under a restricted Class 3 consent only; limiting all cooking, heating and re-heating operations on the premises to the use of tea/coffee making facilities, hot soup urn, panini presses and the sale of third party goods. This will omit any noise or smells/fumes from cooking activity.”

In addition to making the building safe, renovations will include:

  • An upgraded street level facade with new paint and timber framed shop front windows

  • The re-opening of previously blocked up window openings on the lower ground floor level to the rear of the building. The windows will be installed with privacy glazing to protect the privacy of the local neighbourhood.

  • Large double height glazing on the canal side will be installed to introduce plenty of natural light and showcase stunning local views.

The Council has not yet considered the new application, and the proposal is awaiting assessment.

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Source: https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/abandoned-edinburgh-car-parts-store-25064091


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