400 homes on former brewery land
Approval for new Fountainbridge community
Edinburgh Council has granted planning consent for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s build-to-rent scheme at Fountainbridge which will see 400 homes built on the former brewery-owned site.
David Yaldron, director of city centre developments for the company, said: “Our project team has collaborated closely with local neighbourhood organisations and today’s decision marks an important and exciting step forward for the area’s wider regeneration.
“In addition to new homes, this consent includes plans for a new public square, community spaces and commercial and retail space, which we hope will add to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and re-position it as one of the best places to live in Edinburgh.”
The first phase of development at Springside is already complete, and comprises 250 homes, serviced apartments and two student residences providing accommodation for more than 600 students.
Grosvenor has also built 46 private rented homes that demonstrate an appetite for well-managed and well-located rental properties.
The architects on the scheme are CDA and HTA.