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