New images bring to life Edinburgh’s New Town North project

NEW images have been released revealing how Edinburgh’s New Town North will look.

Described as one of the largest regeneration projects to take place in Scotland’s capital for a generation, the images have been revealed as part of an online public consultation event.

The project aims to transform the 5.9-acre former Royal Bank of Scotland site and is being delivered by Ediston on behalf of Orion Capital Managers, whose fund bought the site in May last year.

Ediston is leading the public consultation programme, prior to submitting a planning application later this year. The developer launched the online consultation following the cancellation of the previously planned public event following the coronavirus outbreak. The consultation can be viewed by logging on to the New Town North website:

Proposals include a mixed-use development replacing existing buildings with new homes, build-to-rent apartments, office space and a hotel. There are also plans for shops, a gym and health facilities together with ‘extensive landscaping’ and new public realm.

Ross McNulty, development director at Ediston said, “Now, more than ever, we are 100% committed to progressing with our planning application this year. New Town North will provide a significant boost for the local area which will have a positive impact on local businesses – who are in desperate need of some good news right now.

“We would like to thank all local residents and organisations that have taken part in the consultation process so far. We benefit from having constructive and direct dialogue both with our immediate neighbours and the City of Edinburgh’s civic stakeholders, and our updated proposals reflect the feedback of previous consultations.

“This is our third consultation event and provides an opportunity for the local community to have a clearer idea on how the development will look – even if they can’t attend an exhibition in person. Our team is working hard to be ready for significant engagement with residents to make sure they all have their say in our proposals.

We are aware that this is a complex and large brownfield site with important links to some of Edinburgh’s finest streets and green spaces, and we are making sure we consult properly with local people to deliver a high-quality development.”