Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue for over 100 years will be called Dunard Centre, supported by Royal Bank of Scotland.


The venue, which is the flagship cultural project of the City Region Deal, was agreed for planning approval by the Development Management Sub Committee of City of Edinburgh Council today. [24th April]


Welcoming the decision, Sir Ewan Brown, Chairman of IMPACT Scotland said:


“Today’s decision is tremendous news for the City and turns the ambition for a world-class centre for music and performance, into a reality.


“I am particularly pleased to announce today that the official name of the venue will be Dunard Centre supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, this is in recognition of the huge contribution Carol Grigor has made to this project through the charitable trust Dunard Fund.


“We now have the opportunity to create an exciting new venue for everyone, in a building to be proud of.”


Speaking during the committee hearing, architect Sir David Chipperfield said:


“This will be a public building that relates to Edinburgh on a civic scale by both fitting in and standing out in order to perform an important social and cultural role in a city with strong established cultural traditions.”

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