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Plans for a new hotel at-Cameron Toll
A planning application has been submitted for a new on-site Hampton by Hilton hotel at Cameron Toll, following a public consultation exercise on a new masterplan and future vision for the community neighbourhood centre.
The public consultation exercise, that took place from December to March, consulted the local community and key stakeholders on the future of Cameron Toll, with valuable feedback and comments received that have now led to the submission of this application.
Along with the new 160-bed hotel, which will operate as a Hampton by Hilton, significant improvements are planned to how Cameron Toll integrates with the surrounding area. By improving accessibility to nearby Inch Park and by promoting walking, cycling and the use of public transport, it is hoped that Cameron Toll can further enhance these spaces, whilst making the wider area easier and more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists to navigate.
Originally opened in 1984 as Edinburgh’s first out-of-town shopping centre, Cameron Toll has prided itself in continuously evolving to serve the local community for nearly 40 years. These plans have been carefully drawn-up to complement the existing retail, leisure & community offer and ensure Cameron Toll can continue to play a key role in South Edinburgh for many years to come.
Central to the plans is the emerging ’20-minute neighbourhood’ concept, creating neighbourhoods where daily services can be accessed within a 20-minute walk. It is intended that the emerging wider masterplan for Cameron Toll, with its improved public realm and connections, along with new uses such as the hotel and the already-consented cinema and restaurant proposal, can help contribute towards creating this 20-minute neighbourhood and further improve the community uses with the site.
Commenting on the plans, Claire Jefcoate, Cameron Toll General Manager said: “We are really excited to be submitting this planning application, for what we believe will be a great new addition to Cameron Toll. Along with the hotel, the significant improvements to the wider public realm and accessibility will be of huge benefit to our customers and local residents.
“I would like to thank all those who took part in our public consultation exercise. The feedback we received has really helped us understand what Cameron Toll is to our customers and will help us as we continue to evolve and remain an important part of the local community.”
It is anticipated that work would begin on site in 2023, with the hotel open and welcoming its first guests in early 2025.
Client: Lady Road Investment SARL
Project Manager: Sullivan Collins
Architect / Masterplanning: 3DReid
Landscape Architect: Harrison Stevens
Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
Transport Consultant: Sweco
Structural Engineer: Woolgar Hunter
MEP Engineer: Cundall
Cost Consultant: CBA
Asset Manager: Hunter REIM
3D Visual: © 3DReid 2022