Nearly 300 student flats near Murrayfield Stadium recommended for approval
Plans to deliver a new student accommodation block on a site next to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh look set to be approved.
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.
A mix of accommodation types are 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.
The applicant said: “Host offers hassle-free, all-inclusive student accommodation and provide students with a welcoming, reassuring and stress-free experience at university or college.”
It added the developable area is constrained by the HSE consultation zones centred on the adjacent Mcfarlan Smith site.
The application has been recommended for approval ahead of a decision by councillors tomorrow.