Some of the city’s most well-known areas are seeing a massive injection of cash as developers build large mixed-use developments.
These projects, including the controversial St James Quarter, will add thousands of homes across the Capital, with a particular emphasis on the city centre.
Alongside the homes will be a large range of office and retail space, hotels and leisure facilities – from cinemas to distilleries.
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1. St James Quarter
The first phase of the £1 billion St James Quarter project has already been completed, with shops opening this month. When the whole thing is complete by the end of 2022, the 13 acre site will contain 85 shops, 30 bars and restuarants, a 253 room W hotel, a 75 room Roomzzz Aparthotel, a five-screen Everyman Cinema and new 152 homes.
Photo: Allan Murray Architects, Jestico + Whiles, Purcell Miller Tritton, BDP, LDN Architects
When the £350 million Haymarket development is completed in 2023 the four acre site will contain 50,413 m² of office space, a 362-room Hyatt Centric, a hospitality training academy and 10 shops.
Photo: Foster + Partners
3. Edinburgh Park South
The 43 acre, £500 million Edinburgh Park South development is set to be completed by 2024 and will include 1,737 homes, 78,756 m² of office space, shops, leisure facilities, a three-screen cinema and a 170 room aparthotel.
Photo: Dixon Jones, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects (AHMM), HTA Design, Sutherland Hussey Harris
4. Granton Waterfront Regeneration
Currently in the pre-planning phase, the £1.3 billion Granton Waterfront Regeneration Project will transform the area with 3,312 homes, a primary school, a healthcare facility, 9,065 m² of commercial and retail space, and a coastal park.
Photo: Collective Architecture, Studio for New Realities, ADP Architecture, Cooper Cromar