A new urban quarter by award-winning developers Parabola, is taking shape inWest Edinburgh, just 5.5 miles from the city centre, with the first privateresidential development opportunity being launched to the market.
The area encompasses 1,000,000 sq ft of Grade A office space; Patina, a £2.4million bar, restaurant, artisan bakery and live music venue; facilities forpadel tennis and a multi-use-games area for tennis, five a side football,netball and basketball as well as extensive public realms incorporating a watercascade, lochan and ten sculpture installations by artists including SirEduardo Paolozzi RA (1924 - 2005).
The development incorporates footpaths and cycle ways connecting thedevelopment to the glorious Pentland Hills, as well as 2 tram stops (EdinburghPark Central and Edinburgh Park) that allow a quick, clean journey to the citycentre in less than 20 mins. The bypass and motorway network is easilyaccessible, with Edinburgh airport just two miles from the site.
Detailed planning consent has been obtained for the development of 397 highquality, design-led apartments and townhouses for sale to be built across threeplots, the majority with private gardens, balconies or terraces. Inaddition landscaped podium gardens between all blocks, with dedicatedchildren’s play areas, will be for the exclusive use of residents. Oneblock will encompass a communal, south facing roof top garden with viewstowards the Pentland Hills
The development will apply low and zero carbon technologies and implementnon-combustion heating systems, with a targeted A EPC rating.
Future plans for the wider development include a 180 key hotel, 1,180 buildto rent and Mid market rental units, 160 affordable housing homes, as well asfurther eating, drinking and leisure facilities including a lido.
Ben Brough of joint agent Savills says: “We have been working with Parabolafor some time, and it is just extraordinary to see their vision for a new urbanquarter burst into life. We are very excited to bring almost 400 well designed,essential new homes to the city, in a great location where art, culture andbusiness will co-exist alongside a healthy and sustainable living environment.
“Edinburgh Park is a fitting way to further the capital’s global reputationfor exceptional quality of life, reflecting its green credentials and isvibrant cultural scene. As the UK’s largest financial hub outside of London,home to over 50,000companies from diverse sectors including renewables,technology and life sciences, Edinburgh is a global city in high demand. We therefore anticipate far-reaching interest in Edinburgh Park from housebuilders and developers.”
Edinburgh Park is well connected via tram rail, road and plane making local,national and international travel convenient from within the local area. Thisaccessibility has attracted a large workforce to the established offices in thewider Edinburgh Park area.
Two of Edinburgh’s universities have campuses under two miles from EdinburghPark; Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Napier. A wide range of amenities arealso provided at Gyle Shopping Centre and Hermiston Gait Retail Park includinglarge supermarkets(Morrisons, M&S, Aldi and Tesco).
Tony Hordon, Managing Director of Parabola says: ‘We could not be moreexcited with this milestone, given this represents some 8 years work with aconsiderable professional consultancy team, and working closely with EdinburghCity Council. We now have the real potential to deliver a European exemplar inmixed use design, masterplan and community, stitched together with the mostwonderful public realm and the arts – a new urban Quarter for the City ofEdinburgh’.
Our Arts Strategy at Edinburgh Park is aimed at creating links with Edinburgh’s world class cultural institutions and our commission with Dovecot Studios.
Edinburgh Park is an ambitious new community designed around the happiness and success of its people. Listen to Tony Hordon, Managing Director at Parabola, talk about this exciting development.
Construction of the brand new Padel tennis courts at Edinburgh Park is coming along nicely! Not long now until they’re open and available to book by the general public.
Padel has officially launched at Edinburgh Park! Our two new courts are playable all year round and open from 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday.