Creating a vibrant new urban living quarter.

Springside is a placemaking development in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh. Situated on the site of a former brewery, the scheme will comprise of over 600 new homes, student accommodation, a hotel, office and amenity retail uses, all within the award winning environment.

Fountainbridge school children look to the future

Rocket-powered cars and robot head teachers are just some of the things that could be in Fountainbridge’s future, according to pupils at Tollcross Primary School.

The children were invited by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland to draw pictures of how they thought the area might look in future for the final instalment of the ‘Past, Present and Future’ hoardings project at Springside, Fountainbridge.

Read more about their ideas in our news release of 11th June.

We acquired the site in 2006, with our then joint venture partners, the Royal Bank of Scotland and local residential developer AMA. In 2011, we assumed 100% control of the development.

Building a community

To date nearly 250 apartments with accommodation for 600 students, affordable housing, and a 235-space underground car park have been completed. We have also created a new public square featuring a children's play park and a pedestrian route linking Fountainbridge to Haymarket.

Fountainbridge comes alive

Springside has breathed new life into an area once known for its rich industrial heritage. The development has contributed to wider regeneration of the area including a new secondary school and cultural hub as well as further office, retail and residential accommodation.

We wanted from the outset to involve the community in the Fountainbridge regeneration. We collaborated with The Grove Community Garden Project to house temporary allotments on empty development land. We also worked with the public, the primary school and local students to produce images for the site hoardings depicting the past, present and future of the area.

The next phase of development

On 13 January 2016 City of Edinburgh Council granted planning consent for our proposed build-to-rent scheme at Fountainbridge. The consent unlocks the potential for up to 400 new homes.

"In addition to new homes, this consent includes plans for a new public square, community spaces and commercial and retail space, which we hope will add to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and re-position it as one of the best places to live in Edinburgh."

David Yaldron, Director City Centre Developments



Robin Blacklock
Telephone: + 44 (0) 131 225 5775



Residential, Retail

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