Student housing for Edinburgh

An application for planning permission for the development of high-quality student accommodation was approved by City of Edinburgh Council in December. Located at London Road, the 76-bed development is being undertaken by developer, HG Developments.


This is a second phase development of the neighbouring student accommodation at 61-63 London Road, also being undertaken by HG Developments. This incorporates the vacant land, presenting a continuation of regeneration along the London Road corridor.

The proposal will help to address the increasing demand for student accommodation in the city. Edinburgh’s leading universities and colleges are a key driver of the capital’s economy and civic life, and student bed provision in Edinburgh remains below average compared with competing student cities across the UK.

The contemporary state-of-the-art development will replace the existing car wash and will see the delivery of a six-storey block, predominantly in brick, bringing a strong architectural element to the corner site.

Energy efficient design will enhance the sustainability of the development, and water consuming systems will offer considerable reductions in water use compared to baseline technologies, including low flush toilets and low flow taps and showers.

Architects 3DReid worked on the scheme and the planning consultants were Turley