The Edinburgh 12

In order to contribute towards the goals of the City of Edinburgh Council’s ‘Strategy for Jobs 2012–17’, the Edinburgh 12 initiative was launched in 2013 with the aim of progressing strategically important gap sites within Edinburgh.

Edinburgh - Scotland’s Capital. Boasting four of Scotland’s world-class universities; an enviable highly qualified workforce; and home to some of the UK’s most incredible start-ups.

Edinburgh is a city which generates and attracts talent. However, this is not to be taken for granted. We need to constantly review what the City offers to those wishing to work and invest here.

In 2013 a review of strategic gap sites in the City was undertaken as it was apparent that they had the potential to create opportunities for investment, growth and jobs.

This review led to The City of Edinburgh Council commissioning a report, the purpose of which was threefold: firstly to identify the most significant gaps sites in the Capital’s city centre; secondly to ascertain the key to unlocking them; and thirdly, and most critically, establish the role which the Council could help play in moving them forward.

The authors of the report (three of the City’s top property agents) identified twelve sites as those in the City Centre with the greatest economic impact which could also be delivered within the next five years.

These development opportunities have been named The Edinburgh 12 and will provide significant GVA and job opportunities.


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