Graham starts on Edinburgh student digs


The 149-bed contract for Glencairn Properties involves the development studios and cluster flats. Other features include multi-use common areas, laundry facilities, cycle-storage, underground bin facilities, a gym and a community room.

Graham is managing the design and build of the scheme, which occupies a corner plot on Montrose Terrace and West Norton Place and is designed to reflect the original streetscape that was set out in the 1800s.

A planning application was approved Edinburgh City Council in June 2020 and the scheme is expected to complete in late summer 2023.

Gary Holmes, regional managing director for Graham’s Building division, said: “Glencairn Properties has a track record of delivering high-quality homes and we are very pleased to work with their team to deliver the Montrose Terrace scheme as they expand their purpose-built student accommodation portfolio.”

He added: “Edinburgh’s world-renowned universities and colleges drive a significant volume of investment within the city, and it is important that there is the correct level of accommodation to match student intake which Montrose Terrace will help to achieve.”

Daryl Teague, managing director at Glencairn Properties, said: “We are thrilled to get under way to deliver prime student accommodation in the heart of the city, transforming a currently derelict site into a space that is cleverly designed for modern-day lifestyle habits. The community support from the outset, has been very encouraging and we are confident that it will help to boost the economy through tenancies and job creation.”

Will Rudd Davidson and 56three Architects and were appointed as the consultant engineer and architect on the scheme respectively.

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