88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ | Property for sale | Savills
312 to 21,602 sq ft(28.99 to 2,006.89 sq m)
Price on application

88 Lothian RoadEdinburgh, EH3 9BZ

  • Sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Located on main arterial route leading into Edinburgh city centre
  • Vibrant mixed use area
  • Vacant posession
  • *Closing Date set for Midday on 7 December*

Category B listed cinema extending to approximately 20,000 sq ft suitable for a range of uses subject to achieving the relevant consents

About this property

  • Description
    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.
    The property is bounded to the north by Capital House office building; to the east by Lothian Road with restaurants and residential properties opposite; to the south by restaurant and residential properties; and to the west by Capital Square office building.

    Viewings are strictly by appointment only with Savills.

    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

    Further information
    A dataroom is available containing a comprehensive schedule of photographs, floor plans in PDF and DWG format, as well as a limited amount of additional technical information. For access, please contact Savills.

    Method of Sale
    The Heritable Interest (Scottish equivalent to English Freehold) in the property is offered for sale. The property is offered for sale as a whole. Unconditional offers are preferred.
    Parties should note interest with Savills in the first instance in order to be kept informed of any closing date set, arrange any viewings and receive further information.
    Strict timetables regarding agreed dates of entry will be required.
    The owner reserves the right to sell the property without reference to any other party. A title plan will be prepared prior to sale.

    Rateable Value
    The property is presently entered into the Valuation Roll as a Cinema with a Rateable Value of £165,000. For detailed information please contact Lothian Valuation Joint Board on +44 (0) 131 344 2500.

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.

Available space

Floor / UnitTypeSizeStatus
Ground-10419 sq ftSold
Ground (Mezzanine)-1894 sq ftSold
Basement-312 sq ftSold
1st-8019 sq ftSold
1st (Mezzanine)-958 sq ftSold