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; Trip.com; 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.
The City of Edinburgh Council plans to appoint a development partner and has published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the mixed-use development opportunity above. The PIN and supporting documents can be viewed here and by registering with Public Contracts Scotland.
The Council anticipates publishing a contract notice on Public Contracts Scotland later this year. Participating in the PIN is not a prerequisite for responding to the contract notice, but it is highly recommended that interested parties take this opportunity to clarify any points on which they are unclear.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +44 (0) 131 529 6233
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