Redeveloping the site of Edinburgh's former Sick Kids hospital into student accommodation and private homes- your views online
"My daughter has bought a flat in Glasgow because she's been priced out of Edinburgh.”
Work has begun on redeveloping site of Edinburgh s former Sick Kids hospital into student accommodation and private homes
How many more student flats does Edinburgh need? I am really beginning to hate this city. It doesn't give a hoot about ordinary people. Everything it does is aimed at making money not improving things for people who have lived here all their lives.
Been to Sick Kids many times with my little people over the years, sad to see the end of an era but we must move on - hopefully just as good a service at their new abode at RIE.
Why students? These would be fantastic flats for people to buy! The students aren’t coming, they are not allowed on campus, it’s all blended learning! I’m losing hope for my beautiful city.
Where will the £20 million go? It was worth more than that.
Melissa Missy E Dugdale
Money grabbers – what the hell are you doing to Edinburgh and for folks living in temporary accommodation? Give them a permanent home. Edinburgh Council could be helping their people by not doing any more student accommodation. Help your people and stop destroying buildings. Do them up and make them into houses and flats and a nice gardens for children to play in and help the ones in crisis. There are hardly any council houses and many have been on a waiting list for many years.
Meanwhile, I'm stuck here in a council house without heating or hot water washing myself from the sink because my shower doesn’t drain and my daughter thinks I hate her because I won’t let her come up or stay with me.
More? My daughter has bought a flat in Glasgow because she's been priced out of Edinburgh.
More student flats? We are struggling with housing as it is. They should be building affordable housing.
Should it not be 323 affordable homes and 31 student flats! there’s more than enough student accommodation as it is.
Profit before people and wellbeing. Unfortunately this city is starting to sink even further than we could ever imagine.
Tam Tam The Piping Bam
For once a suitable site for student accommodation - a former institutional building in an established UoE satellite neighbourhood. For goodness sake take this opportunity to give Leith, Gorgie or some other community back one of their sites for affordable/social housing.
At least the building will be used. I guess student accommodation can also be used as holiday accommodation during the festival, when students often go back to their families. With the Spaces for People it would appear that Edinburgh is trying to be a student city. Attract the young and tourist market.
There must surely be more student flats than students now.
Ashley Jane Hewitt
Great, that's all we need, more student accommodation. How about building half decent social housing for people on low income instead of shoving us in poly little flats with noisy, disrespectful neighbours and having to live in buildings with junkies, alkies etc.
Not one affordable home built in city centre.
The world does not need more students, We need more trades people, not pen pushers.
Alex Murphy Vickers
Are we not at the point where there is now more student houses than student places at all schools, colleges and universities combined in Edinburgh? Every square inch is being turned into student housing.
Meanwhile the primary school next door is struggling for space and has had to accommodate some children in portable cabins for years.
Who would want to buy a family home among accommodation for students?
Sold for £20 million seems cheap. Considering the profit the developers will make, it’s a steal! Sad to know it’s more student accommodation. Fond memories of training/working there in the 70s.
Does anyone actually listen to what the public want? Clearly not more student flats, but we are getting them anyway! Edinburgh is quickly losing a sense of community and nice neighbourhoods.