We are excited to announce that The Arches has been awarded the Commercial Project of the Year title in the coveted Herald Property Awards for Scotland, held in Glasgow on Thursday the 22nd of September.
Regarded as the blue-riband accolade of the night’s awards – This prestigious award recognises the huge progress The Arches on East Market Street has made in 2016, transforming a formerly neglected part of Edinburgh into a vibrant leisure and commercial quarter in the heart of the Old Town. The judges were “incredibly impressed” with The Arches, describing it as “a stand-out entry in a hugely competitive category.”
Clive Wilding, New Waverley’s Project Director added: “The Arches has been an amazing success for New Waverley this year, both in the quality of its design and in the quality of its tenants. We have seen the area transformed from a quiet back street into a buzzing, exciting place to visit, offering something completely different to other city centre locations. “We are truly delighted that The Arches is now recognised by our industry peers as Scotland’s top commercial project. The Arches provide a high profile gateway for the rest of the New Waverley development which is now progressing on all fronts.”
The project was delivered in partnership with Edinburgh-based Staran Architects, Union Projects and Horizon M&E Services Design Ltd.
A row of 19 newly renovated, spectacular C-listed brickwork arches, The Arches were originally constructed in 1875 to create double-height openings beneath the city’s Jeffrey Street. Now Artisan Real Estate Investors, the developers behind New Waverley, has brought the historic arches back to life, bringing together an eclectic community of independent retailers, cafes and restaurants to provide a refreshing contrast to typical high street environments.
Currently, 15 of the 19 arches are occupied, with tenants including Vino, Tempo Tea Bar, Gannet & Guga,Chop House, Juice Warrior, Lauren Gollan Academy of Make-Up Artistry, Elk and Wolf, Baba Budan, Mudo Art and 6 Yard Box. Opening very soon is the boutique Atticus.