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17Sep92 UK: EDINBURGH SEEKS PROPOSALS FROM DEVELOPERS FOR ITS HOLYROOD PROJECT.

Up to £100 million has been earmarked to redevelop two major sites in Edinburgh, under a scheme known as The Holyrood Project.Developers and contractors have until just before Christmas to draw up proposals for around £60 million worth of work on the two sites, split only by Holyrood Road at the foot of the famous Royal Mile.In addition, preparation work has already started on the Younger Universe, a futuristic tourist attraction focusing on environmental themes, which will occupy part of the southern site of the scheme.The whole scheme is being managed by Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise but it is also intended to appoint a single lead developer for the northern site.This northern section is said to be suitable for a mixed use development.This could include housing, shops, cafes, restaurants and a hotel and the southern section is said to be ideal for office accommodation, such as a company headquarters.'However, when assessing development proposals we shall do so with an open mind. All viable options will be considered,' said Dr Des Bonnat of Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise. 'What we seek is inspiration, imagination and quality of international standard.'