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July 5 2021

B-listed Edinburgh brewery marketed as a mixed-use opportunity

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.

A rare surviving chimney will continue to dominate the skyline at the foot of Arthur's Seat
A rare surviving chimney will continue to dominate the skyline at the foot of Arthur's Seat
Cobbled streets will be retained to preserve the areas industrial character
Cobbled streets will be retained to preserve the areas industrial character

Drybrough Brewery is the sole survivor of seven breweries which once occupied the area
Drybrough Brewery is the sole survivor of seven breweries which once occupied the area
The existing consent details a mix of new build and refurbishment
The existing consent details a mix of new build and refurbishment

1 Comment

Nairn's Bairn
#1 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 5 Jul 2021 at 14:21 PM
All very nice Format Building Design, but please re-think the powder-blue colour. I know it's blue right now but a slight shift in tone could work wonders, particularly if you're going to use it absolutely everywhere. It looks like a 1980s industrial estate, and not in a good way.

And don't get me started on the italicised 1980s shop signage chosen on the second image.

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