Stanley Street – a new home for Edinburgh Palette

It’s been a hugely successful few weeks for Edinburgh Palette. In June the charity signed a short-term lease for 525 Ferry Road and has now also been successful in their bid for Stanley Street, Portobello.

Stanley Street - artist impression

The versatility and options the two new properties afford the charity will enable growth in ways which cannot yet be predicted. The possibilities are varied and the scope exceeds what was previously possible with St Margaret’s House being the only premises in Edinburgh Palette’s portfolio.

As some of you may already know, the space at Stanley Street has already been occupied by Edinburgh Palette since February, where building contractor, Eddie McVitie,

has been overseeing the tidy up of the land and buildings. The plot had previously been occupied by a double glazing company but had lain vacant for a time before Edinburgh Palette was offered 6-month use of the space. The team at Edinburgh Palette are thrilled that their bid has been successful as this enables the charity to work on its vision for the future with a more sustainable, stable and long-term lease agreement. Edinburgh Palette has and will reach out to both the community within St Margaret’s House, and the local community surrounding Stanley Street to create a dynamic, creative, holistic vision for the space in Portobello. The creativity, resilience and determination of the residents of St Margaret’s House will undoubtedly make this new phase for the charity very exciting and we look forward to updating you with progress as the project evolves.

If you would like to find out more about either the property at Ferry Road or Stanley Street and how you can get involved, contact Andrew Chainey, Edinburgh Palette Development Manager. His office is on the third floor of St Margaret’s House or he can be reached by email, or telephone on 0131 661 1924.

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