Plans for PBSA in Edinburgh receive green light

Edinburgh City Council has given the green light for the development of purpose-built student accommodation in the Fountainbridge area.

Edinburgh City Council has approved planning permission for new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) – following planning officials recommending the plans prior to a vote by members of the council’s Development Management Sub-Committee. 

The 0.6-hectare site – at the former St Joseph’s Nursing Home on Gilmore Place, Edinburgh – will include 230-bedroom spaces across 29 separate flats – ranging between three to 12 beds. 

“As an Edinburgh-based family company, we are thrilled to see this exciting project given the green light and look forward to breathing new life into this former nursing home.”

Spokesperson, S1 Developments

The proposals include communal facilities within the retained and refurbished chapel – a social space, music rooms and a study area on the ground floor. Outdoor spaces includes an orchard, allotment garden and central lawn, and there will be 230 bike spaces. 

The plans will see the demolishment of the east and west outbuildings and extensions – which will be replaced with the three storey PBSA around the retained landscaped courtyard.

“Redevelopment will restore the existing care-home building into high quality student accommodation, allowing the retention of the central chapel in its existing form.

“We look forward to getting these proposals underway and to continue working with council officials and the local community to deliver them.”

Spokesperson, S1 Developments

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