The Council owns 4.7 hectares of brownfield land at Fountainbridge, 1.2 hectares of which have already been used to build the new Boroughmuir High School, leaving the remaining land for mixed-use development. The site is located adjacent to the city centre within walking distance of Haymarket railway station.
The masterplan contains 63,829m2 of mixed use development comprising mixed tenure housing with around 400 units, office space, hotel, retail space, cafes/restaurants and an arts venue within a pedestrain priorty public realm.
The Council will seek a development partner to deliver over 400 new homes across four blocks, comprising a mix of social housing; homes for rent from the Council’s housing partnerships; and homes for sale, helping the Council to deliver 20,000 new affordable homes in the next ten years. Retail and business units will also be developed on the ground floors.
A placemaking approach has been taken to create a vibrant new neighbourhood that will bring life and activity to the area. A holistic approach to creating an exemplar of sustainable placemaking founded on an infrastructure of district heating with an on site energy centre.
A new secondary school for 1200 children has been built adjacent to the site, this has now been completed and is fully operational. The site has already attracted circa £6m of investment in a new arts venue for Edinburgh Printmakers and further discussions are taking place with a second arts venue. Total build costs are anticipated at £120m.
To discover more about this exciting development opportunity and to register early interest please contact:
David Cooper, head of development, City of Edinburgh Council
T: +44 (0) 131 529 6233
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