Canalside residences are set to be accepted – here is all it is advisable know

Proposals to construct a brand new “top quality” canalside neighborhood are set to be accepted after councillors have been urged to offer plans for greater than 200 properties the thumbs up.

Vastint has already received planning permission for section one of many former Fountainbridge brewery web site, which closed in 2004 – a 262-bedroom Moxy Resort and workplace house. Councillors are actually anticipated to offer section two the inexperienced gentle after being advisable for approval by planning officers.

If given the go-ahead, 223 flats, starting from studios to three-bedroom residences might be constructed – together with 11 city homes. One quarter of the proposed lodging might be reasonably priced housing.

The scheme has been designed as two “city perimeter blocks” which is able to vary from three to eight storeys in peak. Six business items totalling 745sqm will embrace meals, drink and leisure services and be offered on the bottom ground, beneath the housing. The 11 city homes will face the Union Canal, if planning permission is granted.

A brand new public sq. will created by the Leamington Raise Bridge, whereas inside courtyard house might be established between the buildings.

Native Inexperienced Cllr Gavin Corbett mentioned: “That is the long-awaited first batch of latest properties within the three former brewery websites which, when accomplished, will add over 1,000 properties on these websites which have lain derelict since 2006.  These properties, particularly these at below-market value, are a lot wanted.  As a developer, Vastint, has engaged constructively with the area people and, as a result of it plans to remain round long run, managing the event, it has a long-lasting curiosity in how the realm works as a neighbourhood.

Sunshine on the Union Canal

“There’s nonetheless some work to do on enhancing the general public areas throughout the plans – making them as inexperienced and wildlife-friendly as doable, enhancing the best way the event connects with the canal and making the brand new Leamington Sq. subsequent to the landmark elevate bridge a energetic and standard place. I’m assured that Vastint is dedicated to these enhancements too.”


If plans are accepted by councillors, the blocks will vary from 10m to the south to a most of 22m, whereas the buildings might be predominantly product of brick.

The builders say they may present 95 automobile parking areas and 528 cycle areas, which might be stored in an underground automobile park accessed from the north-east of the location. An extra public house might be created by means of the centre of the location which will embrace public terraced gardens and rote from north to south of the growth.

In a report back to councillors, planners mentioned the peak of the proposal “sits comfortably inside its environment”

The Union Canal flowing past flats in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
The Union Canal flowing previous flats in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh

It provides: “The proposal types a part of a wider mixture of makes use of and delivers a mixture of housing sorts and sizes with built-in reasonably priced housing.

“The event will improve the sting of the Union Canal, create a top quality public realm and pedestrian/cycle precedence routes, contributing in the direction of the cohesive regeneration of the broader space and sense of place.”


The builders have met a request by Police Scotland for “lifeless house” on the jap finish of the event to be blocked off “to stop tough sleeping or some other anti-social behaviour”.

Vastint declined to touch upon the proposals.

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