Former McEwan's site to become major leisure complex

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Plans have been submitted to turn the former home of McEwan's into a major development featuring homes, offices, restaurants and cafes. The Lloyds...

Plans have been submitted to turn the former home of McEwan's into a major development featuring homes, offices, restaurants and cafes.

The Lloyds Banking Group has lodged proposals for the old Fountain Brewery site with Edinburgh City Council.

If the plans go ahead it will mean the main McEwan's building that still carries the company logo being knocked to the ground.

Cllr Tom Buchanan, of the council's economic development committee, said: "This is another important step towards bringing this valuable space back into use for the city and, of course, to the ongoing regeneration of Fountainbridge.

"The creation of a new canal quarter, in particular, has been on this council's agenda for some time and we look forward to seeing more detailed plans come forward in due course."

The brewery was originally opened in 1856 but was closed in 2005 by Scottish & Newcastle. Production of McEwans keg beers was transferred to the Caledonian brewery.

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