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Napier University offloads Craighouse Campus

March 25 2011

Napier University offloads Craighouse Campus
Edinburgh Napier University has sold its 51 acre Craighouse campus to a group of developers as the higher education facility looks to complete its flit to a £60m RMJM designed Sighthill campus.

Craighouse Partnership,  led by Sundial Properties with LA&P and Mountgrange, will refurbish seven A listed buildings will be refurbished on the campus including whilst a portion of the 51 acre grounds are turned over to new build housing, which the developers insist will complement the existing buildings and landscaping.

Proceeds from the sale will be reinvested in the university estate as the institution embarks upon a rolling decanting process through to 2013.

Sundial Properties' Director, William Gray Muir, said: "The partnership has been formed specifically for the acquisition of the Craighouse campus and comes with property nous, financial backing and restoration expertise that will ensure this project sets the standard for future developments of this nature and size in Edinburgh and beyond.

"We're looking to work with architects and landscape designers of the highest calibre to realise the potential of the site whilst fully protecting its historic significance. This should ensure that the new homes would not only strengthen Edinburgh's image as a desirable place to live, but will also provide a greater choice of housing stock for local residents.
A mix of mansion flats, mid sized homes and family housing is planned
A mix of mansion flats, mid sized homes and family housing is planned

1 Comment

Disgruntled from Dunfermline
#1 Posted by Disgruntled from Dunfermline on 28 Mar 2011 at 12:24 PM
This company on a similar project with Leslie House in Fife. The result was the A-listed historic stately home was largely destroyed by a fire which has left only the exterior stone shell intact and now exposed to the elements. Ancient trees have been felled in the surrounding grounds to make way for your bog standard modern houses. Little work has progressed now for 2 years and the local community have been left with the charred remains of a once stunning building and buchered parkland.

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