London Road development
Student homes for site near Meadowbank Stadium
Summix plans 198 rooms on a former commercial site
Student accommodation is being planned near Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh by property developer, Summix Capital which intends to build a 198-bed block on the site in London Road.
The £15 million development will feature studios together with a community/office space, student common areas, a laundry, cycle parking and underground bin stores.
Architects 3DReid worked on the scheme and the planning consultantcy was Turley. A spokesman for Summix Capital, which has submitted an application to the city council, said: “Given the high sustainability of the location there is no requirement for car parking spaces beyond those for the City Car club and disabled spaces, and we are ensuring that there is excellent provision of bicycle spaces.
“The development also serves to address the increasing demand for student accommodation, fulfilling the ambitious growth plans of universities in the city, which are key drivers of the economy. This also helps to reduce pressure on the private housing market as well as delivering a substantial amount in additional expenditure into the local economy.”