Airport site goes on the market

Published: 06 June 2019

An enormous 186-acre mixed development site beside Edinburgh Airport has been put up for sale. The site has a green light for hotels, offices, retail and housing.

A 186 acre development site pencilled in for offices, hotels, retail and housing next to Edinburgh Airport is up for sale.

A 186 acre development site pencilled in for offices, hotels, retail and housing next to Edinburgh Airport is up for sale. Planning permission is in place for 25 acres of the development known as Edinburgh 205 as part of a wider 2.25 million sq ft proposed mixed-use development.

It forms part of the Edinburgh Local Development Plan and owners New Ingliston Limited have billed it as a "blank canvas to create a vibrant hub for working, living and leisure’ to the west of the capital."

It is next to the new Edinburgh Gateway rail station, Ingliston Park and Ride and bus interchange and the A8, linking it to the M8, M9 and M90. A tram halt is also part of the plans. New Ingliston Ltd, which will retain 19 acres of land, says the area for sale could provide office space for over 20,000 employees and homes for some 6,000 people.

Roddie Paterson, managing director of New Ingliston Ltd, said: “Edinburgh 205 offers an unrivalled opportunity to open up the west of the capital and create an outstanding vibrant urban hub for working, living and leisure, rivalling Orestad in Copenhagen or in the Zuidas area of Amsterdam.

“Undoubtedly it’s the best development site in Scotland and is strategically important for both Edinburgh and for Scotland. As an allocated site located outside of the UNESCO World Heritage restrictions in Edinburgh and with the public transport infrastructure already in place, it now offers the perfect opportunity for the ultimate developer to take on this blank canvas and shape it to their final vision...”

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