Ogilvie completes student development at Edinburgh’s Old Printworks

The Old PrintworksA new 237 bed purpose-built student accommodation development at The Old Printworks in Edinburgh has been completed in time for the 2017/18 academic year.

Delivered by Crosslane Student Developments on behalf of the Unite Group, the £31 million development was completed by Ogilvie Construction and is now fully let for the upcoming year.

The Old Printworks is located in central Edinburgh, a short walk from the University of Edinburgh campus and close to the historic Royal Mile. Work on the development began in January 2016 and the building celebrated a successful topping out ceremony in March 2017. The high specification city centre scheme comprises 44 studio apartments and 193 beds in clusters of between three to nine flats over five storeys. Students can also enjoy a range of high quality communal facilities including a common room, meeting space, laundry facilities, gym and bike storage.

Crosslane first entered the Edinburgh market in 2011, successfully advising on the purchase of Meadow Court, a 148 bed student accommodation property on Sciennes in Edinburgh. Since then, Prime Student Living, the student accommodation lettings and operational management arm of the Crosslane Group, has managed Meadow Court and together with McLaren Property in August 2017 announced details of the high-specification refurbishment of the entire development.

In August 2017, Crosslane secured planning consent for the development of an 83 bed purpose-built student accommodation project on Calton Road, conveniently located nearby to Holyrood Park.

Jon Stewart, director of Crosslane Student Developments, said: “Crosslane is delighted to have developed The Old Printworks student accommodation scheme in central Edinburgh, on behalf of Unite. The development has been completed on budget, ahead of the start of the academic year and is fully let.

“Understanding the needs of students is vital to Crosslane’s established track record and the fact it is fully let is testament that The Old Printworks provides the facilities and services that students want and helps to meet the demand for purpose-built, high-quality, student accommodation in this popular student city.”

Donald MacDonald, managing director, Ogilvie Construction, added: “Our teams at Ogilvie are specialists in building student accommodation and have delivered another quality building, constructed to the highest standards. It provides a premium living environment for students studying in Edinburgh.”

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