Offers invited for historic Edinburgh brewery site

A historic Edinburgh brewery site, which already has planning consent for a mixed-use development, has been brought to the market.

The site at Duddingston Road West was previously home to the former Drybrough Brewery, which operated at the location from 1895 until 1987.

The site, named ‘Holyrood Village’ and measuring just under two-acres in area, has consent for 131 new homes and 15 commercial units.

Offers are now being invited for the potential delivery of the development.

For the last 30 years the site has been operating as Holyrood Business Park It is also home to Format Design, the lead architectural design team for the project.

The brewery was designed by architect Robert Hamitlon-Patterson, who was also responsible for the Caledonian Brewery and the Royal Scots War Memorial in St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh. It was one of the seven breweries in the area but is the only one to remain mostly intact and is Category B-Listed. Listed building consents have been obtained and the approved development converts the old brewery whilst retaining as many of the original buildings as practically possible including the chimney stack.

Will Scarlett, Scarlett Land and Development, who are marketing the site, said, “This is a truly unique opportunity for an exceptional development in a well-connected location. There is the real potential here for a purchaser to deliver an exceptional scheme, steeped in the history and character of the former brewery. The site may also be suitable for other uses, such as student accommodation, given its location in close proximity to many key University of Edinburgh facilities and the BioQuarter.”