Trainspotting club could be demolished to make way for student flats

ATIK closed its doors in January, after owners were unable to agree a new lease with the landlord.

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The site of a popular Edinburgh nightclub could be turned into student flats according to a new public consultation.

The now-empty ATIK nightclub, also called Cav, Clouds, Outer Limits, Bermuda Triangle and Lava & Ignite, is best known for featuring in T2 Trainspotting.

It closed its doors on West Tollcross in January this year, after owners REKOM UK were reportedly unable to agree a new lease with the landlord.

Under new proposals, the site and adjoining land could be redeveloped to create a 145 bedroom student accommodation development with ancillary and commercial units on the ground floor.

Brought forward by Silvermills Eastates and Lands Ltd, the plans aim to build housing conveniently located a five-minute walk away from Edinburgh College of Art, 13 minutes away from the University of Edinburgh’s George Square Campus and 18 minutes away from its King’s Buildings.

It has been proposed that the site on West Tollcross would be split into three blocks from Home Street, round to Lochrin Street.

Portions of the proposed site are currently occupied by a single storey martial arts school and a former public toilet.

A flyer outlining the plans and public consultation launched reads: “The proposed forms carefully respond to the streetscape and secondary blocks of accommodation sit quietly below the wider Victorian tenement.

“The vision for the site is to respond to the demand for PBSA in the area and deliver a scheme that adds value to the site and the wider area of West Tollcross.

“A nightclub venue that was associated with anti-social behaviour is to be replaced with a carefully organised, modern development that delivers a range of uses with a sustainable, well designed approach.”

A formal planning application has not yet been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

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