‘Best development site in Scotland’ put up for sale


A 186-acre development site adjacent to Edinburgh Airport has been put up for sale.

The site offers a ‘blank canvas to create a vibrant hub for working, living and leisure’, according to its owner, New Ingliston Limited.

Allocated in the Edinburgh Local Development Plan (2016), ‘Edinburgh 205’ is expected to combine offices, hotels, retail and housing with public open space. It has a provisional tram halt built into the heart of the site. The land that has been put up for sale spans 186 acres from the entire 205-acre site.

Roddie Paterson, MD of New Ingliston Ltd said, “Edinburgh 205 offers an unrivalled opportunity to open up the west of the capital and create an outstanding vibrant urban hub for working, living and leisure, rivalling Orestad in Copenhagen or in the Zuidas area of Amsterdam.

“Undoubtedly it’s the best development site in Scotland and is strategically important for both Edinburgh and for Scotland. As an allocated site located outside of the UNESCO World Heritage restrictions in Edinburgh and with the public transport infrastructure already in place, it now offers the perfect opportunity for the ultimate developer to take on this blank canvas and shape it to their final vision.”

Miller Mathieson, executive director of CBRE, marketing agents for Edinburgh 205 added, “With an acute shortage of development space in Edinburgh for a site of this scale, we anticipate strong demand for Edinburgh 205 from both the UK and overseas. Edinburgh 205 could make a huge impact on the supply – particularly for Grade A office and housing stock – that the capital needs for continued economic growth.”