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Edinburgh Scheme Acquired by Watkin Jones

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Plans to build student accommodation in Edinburgh's Gorgie Road have taken a step forward.

The development company S Harrison secured planning permission for the project earlier this year. The scheme will consist of cluster flats containing between six and 10 bedrooms, as well as 35 studio rooms. The accommodation will also come equipped with a gym, cinema, and games room.

The site has now been sold to the developer Watkin Jones, with plans to open the development in 2022.

Commenting on the build, David Clancy, development director at S Harrison said: "Watkin Jones is one of the most reputable names in the student accommodation sector. This sale demonstrates the strength of the student market in Edinburgh and the quality of this site, which is close to several Edinburgh Napier University buildings, The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, as well as having public transport links on the doorstep."

The specialist developer Watkin Jones is working on a number of schemes in Edinburgh, including a 216-bed development in Dundee Street.