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Plans From Summix Capital Ready for Approval

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Plans by Summix Capital Ltd to build student accommodation in Edinburgh have been recommended for approval by city council officers.

The development could result in the former Boots opticians and Ashley Ann showroom in London Road being replaced with 198 student bedrooms.

If granted approval the scheme will consist of 17 cluster flats, as well as 102 studio bedrooms and 11 accessible studios.

The development will also come equipped with communal laundry services, lobbies and student amenity space.

In documents submitted to councillors, planning officers said the scheme would not result in an over-concentration of students in the area, with plans to build accommodation nearby already factored in.

A spokesperson for Summix Capital Ltd said: "We are pleased at the recommendation of approval from council officers, with the committee report highlighting that the planning application for the development is fully policy compliant. This high-quality student accommodation will serve to redevelop a location in previous commercial and industrial use. Should we gain approval we will also be welcoming in local charity, People Know How, to occupy the ground floor, ensuring it is closer to the communities in which it operates."

"We engaged extensively with council officers, enabling the project to evolve."