B-listed Edinburgh brewery marketed as a mixed-use opportunity
July 5 2021
A B-listed brewery in Edinburgh has hit the market with developers being sought to transform the historic industrial complex into an intoxicating blend of homes and commercial units.
Drybrough Brewery on Duddingston Road West has been closed since 1987, with the two-acre site operating as Holyrood Business Park ever since. Now with planning consent in place for 131 homes the site is being marketed to buyers interested in acquiring a slice of the city's industrial past.
Currently home to a range of businesses, including Format Design who are leading the remodelling, the work will see listed buildings including a rare surviving chimney stack preserved for posterity. Features such as a cobbled courtyard and stone brewery buildings, originally designed by architect Robert Hamilton-Patterson in 1895, will also be retained.
Will Scarlett of Scarlett Land and Development, said: “This is a truly unique opportunity for an exceptional development in a well-connected location. There is the real potential here for a purchaser to deliver an exceptional scheme, steeped in the history and character of the former brewery. The site may also be suitable for other uses, such as student accommodation, given its location in close proximity to many key University of Edinburgh facilities and the BioQuarter.”
Marketed as Holyrood Village the development is also described as being suitable for purpose-built student accommodation, although this will require a separate planning application.