New Fountainbridge takes shape with Freer Street canal quarter
February 7 2019
The rejuvenation of Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge has taken a significant step forward with the submission of mixed-use plans by 3DReid and Vastint Hospitality centred on Freer Street.
Second phase plans for New Fountainbridge will include 234 homes for private rent as well as 745sq/m of commercial space in properties ranging from studios through to three-bedroom family homes; including town houses, duplex apartments and ‘penthouse’ suites with access to their own private rooftop terrace.
In a statement the architects wrote: “3DReid has submitted planning for phase 2 of Vastint Hospitality’s ambitious plans for New Fountainbridge: a mixed use development offering office, hotel, residential, retail and community uses set within a public realm in the heart of Edinburgh.
“The proposed development site at Fountainbridge has been vacant since 2005. The mixed use proposals comprise a Moxy hotel, grade A office, BTR residential, small units for business / retail / social enterprise and public realm. The masterplan of pedestrian routes and green spaces will re-connect Fountainbridge to the Union Canal.”
Images produced by Dalgety Design.
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