West Coast Estates completes £2m Edinburgh development

West Coast Estates sainsburysA Scottish property investment and development company has completed a key project in Edinburgh as it aims to expand from Aberdeen and the central belt.

West Coast Estates has transformed a vacant car showroom and workshop site on Craighall Road into a 14,000 sq ft mixed use development comprising a neighbourhood Sainsbury’s and a children’s nursery.

Operators are now being invited to apply to run the new dedicated children’s nursery which can accommodate 70 children.

West Coast Estates hopes the £2 million will establish the firm in Edinburgh, with the firm well-known for its developments in Aberdeen and the central belt.

The latest venture also strengthens the relationship between West Coast Estates and Sainsbury’s following the development of a number of retail sites over the years for the supermarket’s Local network.

Director Iftikar Mian said: “We are delighted to have completed this project in Edinburgh. West Coast Estates’s strategy places great importance on revitalising neighbourhoods and mixed-use developments like the one at Craighall Road are a shining example of that.

“It will bring tremendous benefit to the local community by supporting job creation, as well as the provision of retail and childcare services. The importance of this cannot be underestimated and we are proud to have delivered these facilities.

“As this scheme includes valuable amenities and additional residential provision we are confident that it will work hand in hand with bringing new vitality and interest into this area. This milestone marks an important point for us and we feel Edinburgh has huge potential for the type of community developments we are known for.”

West Coast Estate’s investment in the project has supported the creation of 18 jobs within Sainsbury’s as well as generating opportunities for future employment within the dedicated nursery facility.

The company’s growing portfolio is bolstered by an ongoing development pipeline totalling £20m, which includes work in the industrial, retail sectors as well as mixed use schemes in Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen.

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