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Edinburgh Scheme Granted Approval

Posted by Richard Ward

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Plans to build hundreds of additional student beds in Edinburgh have been approved.

The 248-bed project put forward by S Harrison consists of two buildings and will contain 35 studios, as well as cluster flats made up of six to 10 bedrooms.

Located near the Water of Leith, the scheme is expected to serve students from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University.

Work on the development is due to begin in early 2021 and is due to be complete in time for the 2022-21 academic year.

The residence will come equipped with a games area, gym, cinema, laundry facilities and secure cycle storage.

Commenting on the application, development director David Clancy said: "We are delighted with this decision and look forward to transforming this brownfield site into a high-quality student accommodation scheme."

"There's no doubt this development will enhance the vibrancy of the area," Clancy added.

"It will be home to hundreds of socially active residents, which will benefit the local economy, whilst helping to free up general housing stock, in accordance with The City of Edinburgh Council's student guidance."