Public to have a say on residential-led development in west Edinburgh

THE public will have a chance to view and comment on proposals for a new residential-led development at Maybury Quarter Edinburgh, on the site of the former Saica packaging facility in west Edinburgh.

Promoted by regeneration specialists Summix Capital, Maybury Quarter Edinburgh provides an opportunity to regenerate this former industrial location on Turnhouse Road, which covers 15.5-acres.

The ‘low carbon’ neighbourhood aims to deliver a mix of uses, including housing, hotel, commercial and retail. The brownfield site is allocated in the council’s Proposed City Plan 2030 for residential-focused redevelopment.

The first public consultation event will be on Wednesday 27th March 2024 at Delta Hotels by Marriott, 111 Glasgow Rd, Edinburgh between 2pm and 7pm. A second event will be held on 22nd May at the same venue and time, presenting updated proposals which will include feedback and comments from the first event and other stakeholder engagement.

Maybury Quarter aims to deliver 1,000 homes, a hotel with 120-150 bedrooms, retail/potential local centre, and ‘extensive’ green spaces.

The housing proposed will include tenure blind affordable housing, addressing the city’s housing emergency, and including the provision of accessible family homes and Build to Rent (BTR) accommodation.

It is anticipated than an application for detailed planning permission to City of Edinburgh Council will be submitted towards the end of this year.

Stuart Black, development director for Summix Capital, said, “We are delighted to give the community the chance to view and feedback on our proposals for Maybury Quarter Edinburgh, which provides a unique opportunity to redevelop one of the last major pieces of brownfield land in the city into a brand-new, sustainable mixed-use community.

“The site’s regeneration has the potential to provide much-needed homes, employment and investment, helping to address the current housing emergency, and taking advantage of and strengthening already excellent public transport links by train, tram, bus and cycle. Maybury Quarter must be one of the most exciting and best-connected development sites in Scotland.”

Spain-based paper and cardboard company Saica has relocated to a purpose-built facility at Deans Road in Livingston.