Work has begun on the delivery of a £12.3m centre for printmaking and the creative industry in Edinburgh following conclusion of a successful fundraising drive.
Housed within the C-listed former Castle Mill Works Edinburgh Printmakers will see Page\Park overhaul the disused industrial buildings to form galleries, a studio, printmaking workshop and a café, forming a focal point for the burgeoning Fountainbridge district in the process.
When completed in spring 2019 the galleries will play host to permanent artwork, drawing visitors in from Dundee Street by opening views inside past the restored brick shell. This ‘shop window’ will be joined by a new arcade passing the gallery frontage toward a south facing café/conservatory overlooking the gardens.
Facilities will include 3D printing, laser cutting and digital printing as well as a studio apartment for an artist in residence.