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Printmakers to revamp former rubber factory in Edinburgh

Artist impression of how the building will look after the revamp Image copyright Page/Park
Image caption Artist impression of how the building will look after the revamp

The home of the former North British Rubber factory in Edinburgh is set to be transformed into a £12.3m creative hub hosting a new centre of excellence for printmaking.

Edinburgh Printmakers is revamping Castle Mill Works in Fountainbridge.

There will be galleries, a learning studio, a state-of-the-art printmaking workshop, creative studios and a cafe.

Scottish architects, Page/Park have been appointed to work on the Grade C listed building.

Sarah Price, Edinburgh Printmakers chief executive, said: "We're delighted to be in a position to formally begin construction on Edinburgh Printmakers' new Centre for Excellence.

"Coinciding with our 50th birthday, this marks a new chapter in our journey to improve facilities for artists and makers in the city and for our ever expanding and diverse audience to enjoy printmaking at its best."

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