Edinburgh auto stacking car park to be turned to offices

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A disused robotic car park could be turned in to offices in Scotland’s capital city.

The proposal would see a futuristic, auto-stacking car park, in Edinburgh which opened in 2001 and went bust two years later, converted into 120,000 sq ft of grade-A offices.

The plan has been proposed developer Hermes Real Estate would see the Sky Park in Morrisson Street demolished.

The proposals went on display yesterday at the EICC in a pre-application consultation to gather responses ahead of a full planning application.

A spokesman for Edinburgh City Council told the Edinburgh Evening News, “this speculative development is a welcome sign of investor confidence in the Edinburgh market and would mean yet another long-term brownfield site is being brought back into use.”

The Sky Park suffered a similar fate to that of the experimental Auto Stacker car park that was opened in Woolwich, south east London, in 1961 by Princess Margaret and closed a year later.

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