Homes and offices

‘Key milestone’ as Edinburgh Park scheme approved

A view of the completed development with Edinburgh Park station at the foot of the image

Planners have approved the next phase of housing and commercial development at Edinburgh Park.

The scheme includes 1,737 residential units arranged mainly in repetitive red-brick blocks, featuring a combination of private, build-to-rent and affordable homes.

There is more than 43,000 sqm of commercial space including a hub, 170-room hotel, and a public square at Edinburgh Park railway station.

Green space is part of the development

Tony Hordon, managing director of developer Parabola, described the City Council’s decision as a “key milestone in the development of Edinburgh Park.”

Peter Millican, founder and chairman of Parabola said:  “This is another great step forward in creating a unique quarter for the City of Edinburgh.

The development focuses on cycling and public transport

“This has been some six years in the making and therefore such a wonderful milestone and reflection of the work the team has delivered over this period.”

The company is this week topping out the first speculative office building at nearby 1 New Park Square. Mr Hordon described interest as “exceptional”.

The emphasis for the combined developments is on “sustainable” transport with low levels of car parking and an emphasis on public transport and cycling. There will be:

  • 2123 car parking spaces, including 70 on-street parking spaces for visitors.
  • 354 EV charging point spaces. While the applications confirm the development will deliver the CEC minimum of 1 electric space in every 6 spaces, the intention is to install many more than this as the development proceeds. The application also confirmed that a rapid EV charger would be provided for taxis at two separate taxi ranks. 
  • 4809 cycle parking spaces.
  • 1 New Park Square has 400 car parking spaces – 50% of them with electric vehicle charging points – and 76 bicycle spaces.

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