Venue to be redesigned

Concert hall back on track after deal to reduce size

Impact concert hall RBS HQ

Objections were raised about the scale of the concert hall

A proposed new concert hall in Edinburgh is back on track following a meeting to resolve issues over the site.

The proposed venue close to St Andrew Square will be reduced in size in order to resolve issues over viewpoints raised by the developer of the neighbouring St James shopping precinct.

An agreement was reached between the two after the city council and Stephen O’Rourke QC acted as mediator.

IMPACT Scotland, developer of the Dunard concert hall, will redesign the hall and submit a fresh planning application. Legal proceedings through a judicial review will be dropped.

Sir Ewan Brown, chairman of IMPACT Scotland, said: “Our ambition is to create a world-class concert hall for Edinburgh and Scotland.

“To deliver this timeously we have made significant changes to the concert hall plans in order to reflect the sensitivities of the site and the needs of our neighbours. 

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