redevelopment of Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Fraser Littlejohn.

Retail & Leisure, Town Centre, Planning

Centre for the Moving Image (CMI)

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Key information

Filmhouse has been at the centre of Edinburgh’s cultural landscape for over 40 years, with an ambition to transform people’s lives through film. Our client’s vision for the new Filmhouse is to provide unrivalled spaces and facilities for everyone to enjoy, while celebrating cinema and filmmaking in all its diversity.

Montagu Evans are planning advisors to CMI providing a full planning and development service from project and design inception, an extensive public consultation exercise, and in the submission of the major application to the City of Edinburgh Council.


A key aim is for the New Filmhouse to be the catalyst that transforms Festival Square so that it becomes a used and exciting public space. The proposals for the New Filmhouse and the reimagined Square aim to positively contribute to the wellbeing of the people of Edinburgh, offering a welcoming and inspired environment in the heart of Edinburgh’s Cultural Quarter.


Client testimonial

"Fraser and Lisa’s professionalism, expertise and good humour have been crucial in supporting us through the planning process over the last two years, ensuring that we were able to submit the full planning application for the proposed New Filmhouse in December 2020."

Ken Hay, Chief Executive, Centre for the Moving Image


Redevelopment of Northgate Bridgwater Town Centre. Simon Russian.

Alternative Living, Town Centre, Development Consultancy

Sedgemoor District Council

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