Public consultation begins on winning Princes Street Garden design

THE Quaich Project has opened a public consultation on the winning design of the redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens.

From the seven shortlisted designs, American-based company wHY was selected for their ‘organic landscape-focussed’ design.

Feedback will initially be collected online, before moving to drop-in sessions held in and around the city. The results of the consultation will feed in to design amends which are planned on being presented to the public in late February 2020.

The consultations will explain who is involved in the project, a summary of work already completed, work that is planned and further details on the design – with participants being able to provide their thoughts throughout.

David Ellis, managing director at The Quaich Project, said, “It’s incredibly satisfying to be at this point today where we’re launching our month-long public consultation on proposals to create a space for all within a revitalised West Princes Street Gardens. These latest designs represent over four years’ worth of feedback and advice from key stakeholders and organisations across the city.

“Before we go any further, we need to make sure that the wider public is properly consulted and we’re keen to hear from them what they think about the designs. We’ll then act on feedback received. It is essential that we make the correct improvements and that the people of Edinburgh get the chance to have their say on how that is done. We believe that West Princes Street Gardens can become one of the best public spaces in the world.

“The plans that have been drawn up by the internationally renowned architects working on the project will revitalise the Gardens, creating a space for all which will help safeguard one of the city’s most cherished green spaces.”

Those wishing to take part in the online consultation can do so by clicking here.