Some of the student residences that will be built in Edinburgh over the coming years.

11 dramatic student residence developments set to spring up in Edinburgh over the coming years

Thousands of extra student rooms are in the pipeline for the Capital.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 11:20 am

Student accommodation in Edinburgh is big business these days, with developers keen to cash in on the often-affluent student population looking for comfortable accommodation in a convenient location.

With over 35,000 students studying at the University of Edinburgh alone, there’s a huge market to target.

But the developments can sometimes prove to be controversial, with local communities worried about the buildings themselves and potential antisocial behaviour.

Development website www.skyscrapercity.com currently lists 11 new student residences which, if approved and built, would add over 2,500 student rooms to the cityscape.

Here’s where the latest student blocks will be built and what they will look like.

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