A planning application for purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) at Haymarket Yards has been granted – subject to conditions – by the City of Edinburgh Council Development Management Sub-Committee yesterday (12 January 2022). The new PBSA scheme will regenerate a 0.16-hectare brownfield site that has lain derelict for many years. Haymarket Yards is being undertaken by Ladybank Developments – a joint venture between GSS Developments and London & Scottish Property Investment Management.
The high-quality Haymarket Yards development will deliver 153 studio apartments with extensive internal and external amenities – including study spaces, a gym, cinema, private dining facility, roof terrace and shared gardens. The scheme will be managed 24/7 by a dedicated onsite team.
As a zero-car parking development, Haymarket Yards will include cycle parking for 154 bikes (over 100% storage). With Haymarket Station and its associated tram and bus-stops nearby, and near to key college and university campuses, the scheme will be in a highly accessible location. Ladybank Developments also announce that no fossil fuels are to be used to operate the building, which supports the Council’s move to net zero carbon by 2030.
“We are thrilled to see this exciting project given the green light by the committee. This regenerates an urban brownfield site that has sat vacant for many years to create a high- quality sustainable accommodation for students, meeting the growing demand in the city.
“The location is near to neighbouring Haymarket Station and its associated tram and bus stops and is highly accessible to the city’s universities and colleges. We look forward to starting this exciting development immediately and continuing to work with the council and the local community to deliver it in a considerate manner.”A spokesperson for Ladybank Developments