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'Gateway' mixed-use build planned for Haymarket Yards transport hub

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November 26 2021

'Gateway' mixed-use build planned for Haymarket Yards transport hub

Elgin Haymarket has opened an engagement process behind emerging proposals for an operationally zero-carbon mixed-use development at 20 Haymarket Yards.

Separate office and hotel buildings are proposed by 7N Architects for the evolving Edinburgh transport hub, which will also include a cafe, active travel links and electric vehicle charging infrastructure set amongst enhanced public realm around the Haymarket tram interchange.

This would see the vacant Elgin House demolished, freeing up a 0.59hectare brownfield site for development as part of a larger urban block that incorporates Rosebery House (itself up for redevelopment).

In a statement of intent, the applicant wrote: "An important ‘gateway’ mixed-use hotel and office development are proposed, creating a new Haymarket District at a major public transport hub. It aims to create a benchmark sustainable development that prioritises health and wellbeing, providing a new workspace offer for Edinburgh that responds to the sea change in market demand post-pandemic.

"The proposals will be targeting zero carbon in operation solutions, by adopting non-gas, renewable energy servicing strategies to align with the council’s future zero-carbon ambitions. The office building aims to create a workplace that is founded upon the positive wellbeing of its future occupants, with inherent flexibility and adaptability, including winter gardens and green landscape roof terraces, whilst targeting EPC A and BREEAM ‘excellent’ accreditation."

An interactive engagement event is scheduled to take place on 1 December between 16:00 and 20:00. A detailed planning application is expected to follow in March with completion by 2025.  

Elgin House is to be replaced by a high density mixed use development
Elgin House is to be replaced by a high density mixed use development
Elgin House sits on the edge of the New Town conservation area
Elgin House sits on the edge of the New Town conservation area

Improving transport links have convinced employers to cluster around Haymarket Station
Improving transport links have convinced employers to cluster around Haymarket Station
Limited car parking will encourage greener commutes with an emphasis on pedestrian and cycle movements
Limited car parking will encourage greener commutes with an emphasis on pedestrian and cycle movements

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