88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh | Property for sale | Savills
21,602 sq ft(2,006.89 sq m)
Price on application

88 Lothian RoadEdinburgh

  • New
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Category B listed cinema extending to approximately 20,000 sq ft
  • Suitable for a range of uses subject to achieving the relevant consents
  • Vacant possession
  • A closing date for offers has been set for 12 noon Wednesday 7th December

Unique Leisure / Development Opportunity in Edinburgh City Centre

About this property

  • 88 Lothian Road comprises a sandstone former church building which has been converted to a cinema that was most recently trading as the Filmhouse. The property was originally constructed in 1830 and still retains some beautiful features including the 12 panel segmental ceiling in the principle cinema screen (Cinema 1). The building provides accommodation over ground, mezzanine and first floors. The two main entrances to the property are on the eastern elevation from Lothian Road. There are a further four entrances from the western elevation at Chuckie Pend. The ground floor currently comprises the box office, café / bar, kitchens, two cinema screens (Cinemas 2 and 3), toilet facilities and the Film Guild clubroom. The mezzanine areas contain the projector rooms for the cinema screens. The first floor currently contains the principle cinema screen (Cinema 1), toilet facilities and office space. The property has a lift which connects the café / bar area with Cinema 1.

Local information

  • The property is located on Lothian Road, one of the main arterial routes leading into Edinburgh city centre.
  • The subjects sit centrally on the street, adjacent to Bread Meats Bread and Festival House office building.
  • Lothian Road itself is a vibrant mixed use area of Edinburgh with neighbouring uses including offices, residential, bar / restaurant, hotel and theatre.
  • The Usher Hall and The Lyceum theatres are located just off Lothian Road, on the opposite side of the street.

Additional information

  • USE CLASS: Class 11 (Assembly and Leisure)
  • CONSERVATION AREA: The property is located within the West End Conservation Area.
  • LISTING: The property is Category B Listed.
  • POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE USES: We believe the property would be suited to a number of alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
  • For further information on planning, please contact City of Edinburgh Council’s Planning Department at planning@edinburgh.gov.uk

Energy performance

Full Energy Performance Certificate available on request.