Planning application submitted for build-to-rent development in Edinburgh

14/05/2020
Artist impression of site

A PLANNING application for the development of Build-to-Rent (BTR) accommodation has been submitted for a site in Edinburgh.

Platform_ is looking to build 527 units at the site of the derelict John Lewis depot/warehouse in Bonnington Road Lane.

The new homes will be a mix of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments spread across three blocks ranging from 4 to 7 storeys.

Matt Willock, Platform_ development director, commented  “We’re thrilled to submit this application for our BTR scheme in Edinburgh.  Not only will we develop the site, but we will operate the building. Our residents may rent an apartment, but will also have an abundance of common amenities at their disposal, including a gym, communal workspaces, a bike club, and rooftop gardens.”

“We’ve consulted widely and diligently with stakeholders in Edinburgh and the public in Leith to ensure they’ve had an opportunity to input their views about the proposals. The plans represent a collaborative discussion about how best to make this site work.”

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