Oberlanders secure Edinburgh student housing permission
November 22 2010
Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town the 300 bed development will be known as Sugarhouse Close, owing to a former sugar refinery which operated on the site from 1752 to 1868.
The proposals retain a number of existing buildings within the site whilst enhancing accessibility via a new courtyard and close leading from the Royal Mile, exposing to view the Brewhouses and kilns which latterly occupied the site.
A construction start is pencilled in for December 2010 for completion in July 2012.
An expanse of grey dominates one gable, described by planners as reflecting the gable forms of the wider area
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