Edinburgh Printmakers wishes to bring back into sustainable, creative enterprise and cultural use a substantial building of heritage value. Built in 1894 it is the only remaining building of a once large 21 acre industrial area in Fountainbridge renowned for the manufacture of India rubber for worldwide distribution by the North British Rubber Company.
To deliver a world class centre of excellence for contemporary printmaking that is fit for purpose, reflects our position as leaders in the field, stands as a significant visitor attraction, creates significant benefits for the communities we serve and ensures the future of printmaking is dynamic, innovative and prosperous.
In 2012 Edinburgh Printmakers was successful in a bid to Creative Scotland for £1.7 million towards this large-scale capital development project.
In December 2013 Edinburgh Printmakers will make a Round 1 application to Heritage Lottery Fund- Enterprise, and plan to apply for sufficient funds to make the project viable going forward, up to 90% of the conservation deficit of the projects redevelopment costs.
As part of this bid process we seek your feedback and hope that you will support us in realising this fantastic opportunity.
Please see attached a letter outlining our proposed project plans and an initial glimpse of our architects impression for the redevelopment of the Fountainbridge Rubbermill.
If you are keen to see more detailed plans the RIBA Stage B plan is available on request.
I am very keen to receive responses to the attached letter by 22nd November so that your views can be included in our planning and represented in our bid.
Many thanks for your support,
Contact Edinburgh Printmakers on their website for more details.