Digital Quarter to embrace shifts in work-life patterns
A new community would arise near the airport
A masterplan for the long-proposed commercial expansion next to Edinburgh airport will incorporate shifts in working and living patterns that have emerged from the pandemic.
Crosswind Developments said its 150-acre Elements Edinburgh project will include 2,500 homes and 1,020,000 sq. ft of commercial space including a dedicated Digital Quarter.
The site stretches from south-east of the passenger terminal towards the Gogar roundabout on the A8.
The plan has been adapted to meet new conditions that have evolved from the pandemic such as the need for shorter travel times, green transport and touch-free offices.
A report by BiGGAR Economics last year predicted the development could boost Scotland’s GVA (Gross Value Added) by £460 million per year and support 6,600 jobs.