Former Edinburgh office block to make way for new student accommodation
A student accommodation block is to be developed on a site next to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
jmarchitects lodged plans on behalf of Host Student Housing Management Limited and McKay Limited to demolish the former Cirrus Logic office site at 36-44 Westfield Road and build nearly 300 apartments.
The application has now been granted planning permission by the City of Edinburgh Council after it was recommended for approval by council planners.
A mix of accommodation types was proposed including studios and cluster apartments in five, six and eight-bedroom formats.
The apartments will also have communal amenity such as study space, a residents lounge, a concierge and reception.
There will also be landscaped outdoor amenity spaces, a garden space addressing Westfield Road and 289 cycle parking spaces for each student for whom accommodation is provided.
John Nesbitt, managing director at Host, said: “We are excited to bring the Host student accommodation experience to Edinburgh and provide a welcoming, well-managed and stress-free place to live for students studying at campuses such as Edinburgh Napier, University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt, all of which can be easily accessed by foot, bike and public transport from this location.”