Edinburgh Airport Business Gateway rekindled with planning in principle
May 10 2019
A long-held vision to build to develop a mixed-use masterplan for Edinburgh Airport has been given fresh impetus with the award of planning permission in principle.
Edinburgh International Business Gateway (EIBG) has been quietly bubbling away for over a decade with a consortium of developers comprising Murray Estates, Frogmore Property, New Ingliston and Salmon Harvester Properties earmarking 90 acres of vacant land for around 122,000sq/ft of commercial space, 400 homes, 1,150 hotel rooms and 5,000sq/ft of retail and leisure space.
7N Architects have devised a masterplan to deliver this vision, phase one of which would include a mix of office, residential and hotel opportunities designed to serve as an urban extension of the city.
Jestyn Davies, managing director of Murray Estates, commented: “For many people, this area is their entry point into Scotland and as such, it needs a world-leading centre for business, commerce and retail.
“With co-operation from others, we can get this ambitious development underway and deliver all the benefits that it will bring to the city, including a tremendous boost to infrastructure.”
The EIBG will go head-to-head with rival plans by Edinburgh Airport itself to build a mix of homes, industry and offices on 100 acres of land currently used as a backup runway.