Granton Station - New Public Square Naming

Closed 8 Jun 2021

Opened 18 May 2021

Overview

The Edwardian B-listed former Granton Station, set in the heart of the city’s planned new sustainable Granton Waterfront district, is to be restored by the Council.

The project will be part-funded through Scottish Government regeneration capital grant funding and town centre funding.  

Work will commence to bring the historic former Granton Station building back into use by early 2022 as a high-quality creative workspace and the derelict land in front of the building will once again be used as a public square for community events and recreation to be enjoyed by residents and visitors to the area.

Why we are consulting

We want to know what you would like to call your new public Square.

New streets are named after people, places or events associated with the City of Edinburgh to preserve history and sustain our sense of place. Names should meet at least one of these criteria:

  • commemorate local history, places, events or culture, in particular any that relate to the site
  • honour and commemorate notable people associated with the local area or the City of Edinburgh as a whole, giving a woman’s name priority where possible
  • celebrate cultural diversity in the City of Edinburgh
  • commemorate national and international notable persons who are deceased
  • commemorate national and international events
  • strengthen neighbourhood identity
  • recognise native wildlife, flora, fauna or natural features related to the community or the City of Edinburgh as a whole.

We keep and update a bank of potential street names for the various parts of the city. You can propose names to be added to the bank through your ward councillors, local community council, neighbourhood network or by emailing streetnaming@edinburgh.gov.uk. Proposed names should be accompanied by some detail as to the history behind the suggestion.

What happens next

Once the consultation closes the most popular name will be proposed to the ward councillors and community councils for agreement. 

Following this the name will be incorporated in to the public realm of the square. 

Areas

  • Natural neighbourhood area - Granton/Waterfont
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Granton/West Pilton
  • Ward 4 - Forth

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • All interests