Friday, March 26, 2010

First Hurdle Cleared

The Edinburgh City Council planning committee has approved by an unopposed vote the plans of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University for the renovation of Panmure House (1690), Adam Smith's home in Edinburgh from 1788 until he died in 1790.

This is a welcome move, though one of many necessary before work can begin, on the actual renovation, which may cost up to several millions of pounds to complete. The architect's plans, include the construction of a glass atrium across the front of the 'L'-shaped building, and it looks great too. This will provide access to both floors, including for those disabled, in keeping with sensible public policy.

As each step occurs, I shall keep Lost Legacy informed of progress.



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