Plans submitted for 76-bed student housing project in Edinburgh

HG Developments has submitted plans for a proposed redevelopment of a site in Edinburgh’s London Road to deliver a 76-bed Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) complex.

Designed by 3DReid, the facility will replace disused car wash buildings at the location. Turley is providing planning advice for the project.

Situated within Edinburgh’s Meadowbank area, the site is of triangular shape. The ongoing re-development of the Meadowbank Sports Centre sits opposite, with its wider proposed masterplan for the area seeking to realise around 600 new homes.

The proposed development seeks to build upon HG Development’s investment in the area, with new student residential accommodation now under construction on a neighbouring plot.

The proposals provide 76 self-contained studios with a shared communal room located on each floor. The new development is connected to the neighbouring student housing scheme via a glazed link corridor. A green roof is intended to support both the attenuation of surface water and the enhancement of biodiversity.

Ruta Turcinaviciute, project designer at 3DReid said, “We have worked closely with HG Developments and the design team to deliver a high quality student housing proposal. The planning submission marks an important moment for the future redevelopment of a constrained and complicated site, which will benefit the urban quality of London Road and represent a further contribution to the ongoing regeneration of the wider area.”