Edinburgh Newcraighall

Just 11 minutes journey time from Edinburgh Waverly, Newcraighall station provides easy access to Queen Margaret University’ purpose-built campus with an innovative learning resource centre (LRC), at its heart, offering a wide variety of flexible learning spaces for more than 6,000 students.  The campus also includes well equipped specialist laboratories and clinics, and 800 student residences; QMU is the first Scottish university to have an on-campus Business Gateway providing important direct links between education and business

Fort Kinnaird Retail Park is close to the station and offers a broad array of shopping and leisure opportunities.  A new £13 million extension in 2015 added a seven-screen cinema and additional food & drink outlets to the park.  

Lying at the confluence of three local authority boundaries, the area will see significant growth in the next five years with more than 4,000 new homes planned in the station hinterland.

Newcraighall station is also currently the final terminus of the Edinburgh Crossrail line, providing services through to Fife and Dunblane. It lies close to the A1, connecting Edinburgh with East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

The station is served by Lothian Buses services, which connect Musselburgh and the city centre. There is a park and ride facility of 560 spaces and sheltered cycle storage facilities.

Development Site: Edinburgh Innovation Park, Queen Margaret University

Summary

Edinburgh Innovation Park will be located on a highly prominent 52 acre site adjacent to Queen Margaret University, just minutes by train or car from the centre of Scotland’s capital city with its excellent transport networks.  Currently subject to planning approval, the prime strategic location with direct A1 arterial access north and south, has close proximity to international airports and seaport.

Universities have a pivotal role in innovation and in making connections with regional, national and international markets that can benefit SMEs and companies undertaking R&D. Queen Margaret University has built an international reputation in the food and drink sector, particularly in relation to market-ready research in the area of new product development and functional and healthy foods.

Based on a speculative supply-led demand model, Phase 1 of the development is to create an Enterprise Hub for SMEs. The initial buildings proposed on site are a National Food Enterprise Centre providing specialist facilities and services required to support R&D and food science, and a National Tech Enterprise Centre for the wide range of SME sectors innovating across all the services required by the food and drink sector – from design through to new materials.

Unique in the market, Edinburgh Innovation Park will bring together academic research and Scotland’s developing food and drink businesses in a vibrant and sustainable community.

 

Class 4 business, retail and leisure local amenities including hotel

Planning Status

Subject to planning approval. Phase 1 will comprise: National Food Enterprise Centre 40,000 sq ft (Gross Internal Area): National Tech Enterprise Centre 40,000 sq ft (Gross Internal Area) Central Core and service areas of 20,000 sq ft (Gross Internal Area) Infrastructure and groundworks

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Further information from company:

Telephone:

Email: www.edinburghinnovationpark.co.uk

Site Size

21.00 Hectares

Site ownership

Queen Margaret University.

Location

Prime strategic location to the southeast of the City Centre with direct A1 arterial access north and south, and close proximity to international airports and seaport. Excellent transport links including train station within a two minute walk, cycle routes, bus stops on-site and parking available.

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Development Site: Lothian Park Old Craighall, Musselburgh

Summary

The site extends to 4.86 ha in total, with planning consent for the development of the site to provide a high amenity (4-star) hotel with up to 120 bedrooms, restaurant, conferencing and meeting facilities and up to 10,000 sq m of high quality business park offices. Queen Margaret University campus and the major retail park at Fort Kinnaird are both in close proximity.

 

Planning Status

Planning consent allows for a hotel with up to 120 bedrooms, restaurant, conferencing and meeting facilities, and up to 10,000 sq m of high quality business park offices.

Make an Enquiry

Further information from company:

Telephone: Neil Gordon 0131 226 2641; Allan Matthews 0131 469 7666

Email: ngordon@eyco.co.uk; allan.matthews@cbre.com

Site Size

4.86 Hectares

Site ownership

Private

Location

Situated approximately 6 miles to the east of Edinburgh city centre, Lothian Park occupies a highly prominent location immediately adjacent to the intersection of the A720 City Bypass and A1 trunk road. Musselburgh town centre is only 5 minutes drive from the site, offering a host of high street shopping, together with Musselburgh Racecourse, the venue for a number of high profile horse racing events throughout the year.

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Development Site: New Craighall East

Summary

A housing-led development of between 275 and 385 units there is also potential for retail / commercial units with a frontage onto Newcraighall Road.

Planning Status

Planning permission was granted in principle for housing on the majority of the site in 2012, subject to legal agreement.

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Further information from company:

Telephone: 0131 220 4424

Email: info@edigroup.co.uk

Site Size

17 Hectares

Site ownership

Sir C M Dalrymple’s Trust plans to partner with the EDI Group to develop the land.

Location

The land south of Newcraighall Road / Whitehill Street and north of Queen Margaret Drive.

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Development Site: Greendykes South

Summary

The new Greendykes South masterplan will complement the existing and planned development at Greendykes North.

The 3.3 ha brownfield site for the proposed masterplan will deliver around 170 – 200 new homes with potential for some local retail / commercial spaces to meet the needs of existing and future community in the area.

For more information see EDI’s page on the development.

Planning Status

Make an Enquiry

Further information from company:

Telephone: 0131 220 4424

Email: info@edigroup.co.uk

Site Size

Site ownership

EDI Group

Location

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