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More Edinburgh student accommodation given the go ahead

October 14 2019

More Edinburgh student accommodation given the go ahead

The City of Edinburgh Council has approved plans by S Harrison to build new student accommodation near Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium.

The development will offer 394 bedrooms, including 48 studios and a range of cluster apartments, each with between six and nine bedrooms. It will incorporate secure cycle parking for every resident, landscaped grounds and communal space including breakout study rooms, a games area, gym, cinema and laundry. There will also be a suite that local community organisations can use.

David Clancy, development director at S Harrison, said: “We are clearly delighted that our plans to redevelop this brownfield site into much-needed student accommodation have been given the green light. The development’s high-quality design will enhance the local streetscape, as well as bringing new residents into this part of Edinburgh, who are economically and socially active, which will add to the area’s vibrancy and demographic diversity.

"Crucially, it will also free up general housing stock, in accordance with the council’s student guidance.”

The student flats replace a vacant retail unit on the corner of Westfield Road and Westfield Avenue.

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