Higher Urban Edinburgh What I should know : Site & situation; The CBD – where and what ? Changes in the CBD; Inner City Change – Leith; Make a comparison between Edinburgh and an urban model; Traffic problems and solutions. Edinburgh’s Site Port of Leith (trade with Europe)
What I should know :
Site & situation;
The CBD – where and what ?
Changes in the CBD;
Inner City Change – Leith;
Make a comparison between Edinburgh and an urban model;
Traffic problems and solutions.
Movement of bank HQ— RBS to Hermiston Gait and HBOS to Gyle.
The Gyle shopping centre built, attracting shops & customers.
Bank buildings converted to pubs,restaurants etc.
Covered shopping centres : Princes mall and St James centre
Large expensive stores built e.g Harvey Nics.
New cinema / eating complex built.
Plans for underground car parks & improved shops in Princes Street.
Many houses (George St, Queen St. Converted to offices).
Movement of many offices out of city.
Attempts to attract customers at Christmas with fair / ice rink / marketChanges In Edinburgh’s CBD
Former Scottish Offfice
New railway links – South Gyle and Hermiston/Edinburgh park
Easy parking, room for expansion.
Nearness to airportThe Gyle & Hermiston Gait
New Expensive Flats
Increase in daytime population.
Attracted people from all over to Leith to spend their leisure time.
Created an affluent dock and riverside fringe.HAS IT WORKED ?