Student flats plan at former Scottish Law Commission offices

Student flats plan at former Scottish Law Commission offices

Plans to redevelop the former Edinburgh headquarters of the Scottish Law Commission into student flats have gone out to consultation.

Balfour Beatty Investments, owned by Balfour Beatty plc, is looking to build a mix of studio and cluster apartments on the site at 140 Causewayside, Edinburgh.

The first consultation event took place last week, with a second event planned for 27th July. Planning submission is targeted for autumn 2023.

Balfour Beatty Investments said the development will “serve to address a well-documented increasing demand in the capital, ensuring that students are occupying purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) rather than other homes in the city more appropriate for families”.

It added: “The site at Causewayside, on the A700, is a suitable location for PBSA in terms of access to higher education facilities, active travel and public transport services.

“This exciting proposal will regenerate the current site and is being brought forward by a developer who has an exceptional record in the city, including the delivery of an award-winning postgraduate student scheme at Holyrood for the University of Edinburgh.”

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