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 pedestrian priority public realm.

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Fountainbridge is an emerging extension of Edinburgh’s central business district. It occupies a strategic location between the Exchange District (Edinburgh’s financial and professional services hub) and Quartermile (a new neighbourhood adjacent to the main campus of the University of Edinburgh now home to some of Edinburgh’s leading technology companies) and adjacent to the Union Canal, just minutes from Haymarket rail station. 

In addition to established blue chip financial and professional services companies such as Lloyds Banking Group, Bloomberg, Pinsent Masons, Willis Towers Watson, Avison Young, and Baker Tilly, Fountainbridge is also home to tech companies such as Apple;; Bell Geospace; and FreeAgent. Major investment in recent years has delivered new flats, student accommodation, and hotels along with an award-winning new high school.


A placemaking approach has been taken to create a vibrant new neighbourhood that will bring life and activity to the area. A new secondary school for 1200 children has been built adjacent to the site, this has now been completed and is fully operational. 

Two major new office developments are planned for Fountainbridge: 12,000m2 by the City of Edinburgh Council and 5,200m2 by Vastint. Complementing these will be over 1,000 new homes along with shops, cafés, and Castle Mills, a new creative hub and visitor attraction.


To discover more about this exciting development opportunity, contact:

David COOPER, City of Edinburgh Council, E:, T: +44 (0) 131 529 6233 


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