The project will deliver a vibrant city quarter including over 400 new homes, as well as quality office space which will promote innovation and a small element of retail. Work to prepare the site is set to commence early next year, with the site expected to be fully developed by 2025.
I’m delighted that Fountainbridge will become home to a wide range of different house types and tenures so close to the city centre...Councillor Lezley Marion Cameron, Vice Convener of the Housing and Economy Committee, The City of Edinburgh Council
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 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.
Councillor Kate Campbell, Convener of the Housing and Economy Committee, said: “Regeneration of Fountainbridge is hugely important for the city’s economy. At the heart of this development is our aim to ensure that prosperity and growth benefits everyone, in every neighbourhood. The committee’s decision is a huge step towards the transformation of Fountainbridge, making it an even more desirable place to live and work...”