Published: 04 November 2019

Councillors at The City of Edinburgh Council have approved plans from York based development company S Harrison, to create a major new student accommodation scheme on a disused site near Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium.

The development will offer 394 bedrooms, including 48 studios and a range of cluster apartments, each with between six and nine bedrooms.

It will incorporate secure cycle parking for every resident, landscaped grounds and communal space including breakout study rooms, a games area, gym, cinema and laundry. There will also be a suite that local community organisations can use.

The development’s high-quality design will enhance the local streetscape, as well as bringing new residents into this part of Edinburgh...

David Clancy, Development Director , S Harrison


The site is on the corner of Westfield Road and Westfield Avenue, directly opposite Sainsbury’s. It is currently home to a vacant retail unit that was previously occupied by Sterling Furniture, before the company expanded to new premises at Fort Kinnaird Retail Park.

S Harrison has made a significant investment in Edinburgh in recent years and is now exploring further opportunities across Scotland’s central belt.

In addition, the company has submitted another planning application, to create a student accommodation scheme on Gorgie Road next to the Water of Leith, consisting of 269-bedrooms and a range of high-quality amenities.

The company is currently transforming Buchan House, on St Andrew Square in Edinburgh’s New Town, into a 72-bedroom Malmaison hotel with bar and brasserie. 




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