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February 25 2021

453 Bonnington build-to-rent apartments secure go-ahead

Specialist build-to-rent developer PLATFORM_ has obtained planning consent from the City of Edinburgh Council to go-ahead with 453 apartments at Bonnington Road Lane.

Built, let and managed in-house the properties will rise on an urban site stretching from the former Bonnington Resource Centre to a recently demolished John Lewis depot and includes a mix of flats, duplexes and studios - all with an on-site concierge and dedicated maintenance staff.

Designed by jmarchitects with Hirst and Harley Haddow 25% of available properties will be classed as affordable with a range of communal amenity spaces such as a shared lounge, roof terraces, a bike cafe, workshop and gym also provided.

A spokesperson for PLATFORM_ said: “The development will offer residents flexibility on a wide range of housing needs. The project will support the delivery of regeneration within the local area.

“Our key aim is to create quality, sustainable, and responsibly managed properties and we are looking forward to delivering this for Edinburgh.”

Complementary ground-floor retail and commercial space will also be offered for use by residents and start-up businesses. A pocket park, pedestrian priority route linking Bonnington Road Lane to Anderson Place and extensive tree planting will round out the list of interventions.

80 trees will be replanted across the Bonnington site
80 trees will be replanted across the Bonnington site
In 2019 PLATFORM_ obtained planning consent for a 498-home tower at Central Quay, Glasgow, which has yet to break ground
In 2019 PLATFORM_ obtained planning consent for a 498-home tower at Central Quay, Glasgow, which has yet to break ground

8 Comments

Jimbo
#1 Posted by Jimbo on 25 Feb 2021 at 09:55 AM
looks like a decent proposal

nice one
Graeme McCormick
#2 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 25 Feb 2021 at 10:49 AM
I take it children will be discouraged? Where are the family homes with a wee bit of private space? Other cities manage it. Edinburgh has in the past.
Glass Half Full
#3 Posted by Glass Half Full on 25 Feb 2021 at 20:17 PM
Och stop with the griping.

‘The children, the children, won’t someone think of the children!’

Not every development needs to be everything all the time. Suck it up and enjoy it for what it is - a good piece of work. Stop finding totally irrelevant points to complain about.
Daniel
#4 Posted by Daniel on 26 Feb 2021 at 08:40 AM
#3 - quite. You'd think we don't live in a city where large numbers of children - even (whisper it) middle class ones - are raised in flats.
Graeme McCormick
#5 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 26 Feb 2021 at 11:30 AM
So private space is not important?
Urban-dwelling Andy
#6 Posted by Urban-dwelling Andy on 26 Feb 2021 at 11:45 AM
If private space is important to you there are plenty of other options in the city.
Graeme McCormick
#7 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 28 Feb 2021 at 06:45 AM
I take it children will be discouraged? Where are the family homes with a wee bit of private space? Other cities manage it. Edinburgh has in the past.
Glass Half Full
#8 Posted by Glass Half Full on 1 Mar 2021 at 10:40 AM
Graeme, please refer comments above. Kind Regards.

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