Haymarket Yards student accommodation project will regenerate vacant site

A planning application for purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) at Haymarket Yards has been granted, subject to conditions, by City of Edinburgh Council.

The move will regenerate a 0.16-hectare brownfield site that has lain derelict for many years. The project is being taken forward by Ladybank Developments, a joint venture between GSS Developments and London & Scottish Property Investment Management.

The initiative will provide 153 studio apartments with amenities including study spaces, gym, cinema, private dining facility, roof terrace and shared gardens. It will be managed 24/7 by an on-site team. As a zero-car parking development, there will be cycle parking space for 154 bikes.

A spokesperson for Ladybank Developments said, “We are thrilled to see this exciting project given the green light by the committee. This regenerates an urban brownfield site that has sat vacant for many years to create a high-quality sustainable accommodation for students, meeting the growing demand in the city.

“The location is near to neighbouring Haymarket Station and its associated tram and bus stops and is highly accessible to the city’s universities and colleges. We look forward to starting this exciting development immediately and continuing to work with the council and the local community to deliver it in a considerate manner.”