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Forum Plans

Aerial view of the potterow developmentThe Forum represents phase 1 of the Potter Row Development. This project is one of the major components of the University's masterplan framework for George Square / Bristo Square. The framework, prepared by RMJM Associates, was endorsed by the City of Edinburgh Council Planning Committee in June 2004. The new building totals approximately 25,000m2. There are three principal users, the School of Informatics, the College of Humanities and Social Science and University Student Support Services.

Planning Application

The planning application for the Forum was granted in September 2005.  The planning report is available below. Decision documents, together with detailed plans and drawings, are available from the Council's web site.

Planning Report

  1. Introduction
  2. Economic Case
  3. Architects Report
  4. Urban Design
  5. Landscape
  6. Sustainability
  7. Transport
  8. Archaeology

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working Plans


For a history of the George Square area read George Square 1876-1976 (pdf 78.5MB) by Clive Fenton, from Book of the Old Edinburgh Club New Series Vol. 5 (2002) pp. 35-81

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