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Edinburgh's Caledonian Brewery to host 170 homes

December 22 2023

Edinburgh's Caledonian Brewery to host 170 homes

A historic brewery on Slateford Road in Edinburgh's Shandon district closed since 2022, is to turn a new page following its purchase by Artisan Real Estate.

The regeneration specialist has struck a deal with Heineken UK to build 170 homes at the 1.9-acre Caledonian Brewery, which comprises a mix of B-listed red brick Victorian buildings with distinctive white dressings. This includes the brewhouse and maltings, built in 1892 to designs by Edinburgh architect Robert Hamilton Paterson and a 130-ft red brick chimney.

Artisan’s Scottish regional director David Westwater said: “We plan to create a much needed sustainable, low carbon residential community with around 170 homes providing a healthy mix of accommodation. This will include a mix of one, two and three-bed apartments through to duplex units and mews houses, of which 35% will be affordable housing in line with the City of Edinburgh Council policy.

“From the start, the brewery’s unique heritage and character will govern our development approach. Around one-fifth of the homes will be housed in the existing listed buildings, which we will preserve and restore to their former glory. We will also, wherever possible, respect and reflect the original footprint of the brewery – including recreating the top-floor skyline of the maltings buildings which was demolished following a fire almost 30 years ago.”

A public consultation will be held on 7 February 2023. 

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