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July 5 2018

152 student flats in store for Edinburgh’s Gorgie Road

Retailer Scotmid has teamed up with developer Structured House Group to submit joint plans for the development of a new convenience store and 152 student apartments at 236 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh.

Scotmid will vacate their current premises on the site to facilitate the build before returning to occupy a fully glazed ground floor unit, with cluster-style apartments stacked above in four upper levels.

Craig Inglis, SHG’s Chief Executive, said: This is a major development for Scotmid and we are proud to forge a partnership with a co-operative that has strong values and a history of supporting its local communities. Bringing local amenities together with student accommodation will further strengthen our offering for students in the area and bring a significant boost to the local economy.”

Devised by Manson Architects the chosen solution is not expected to complete before 2020 although Scotmid hope to re-open on site by the end of 2019.

4 Comments

Caz
#1 Posted by Caz on 5 Jul 2018 at 21:32 PM
I live in Gorgie this is totally ridiculous more student flats what about flats for the people who really need them like families they've already got flats built just up from Alexander drive no shops have been opened on the street level the Ponteland house being made into student accommodation. And chesser house
Come on is it not time we put housing poverty top of the list for people here
It's a total joke.
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 6 Jul 2018 at 11:17 AM
Augustus said he ‘found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble’

Developers seem to be turning a city of stone into a city of brick and it is the worst for it.
dalrylama
#3 Posted by dalrylama on 6 Jul 2018 at 14:15 PM
152 flats is a little misleading, it will probably be 152 student bedroom - as opposed to a flat which sounds like more than 1 person might live in each. Looks like it just needs a little injection of joy - it's a little austere. Great they are retaining the retail at ground floor though.
Dave the detailer
#4 Posted by Dave the detailer on 7 Jul 2018 at 11:27 AM
I guess the community credentials are to be applauded. Too much of our high streets are occupied by chains that use the lower floors but lock off the upper levels then wonder why the town centres are dead....

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