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Edinburgh Live
James Delaney

Edinburgh residential street may get second student flats block with 300 beds

Designs for dozens of new student flats at a proposed block yards away from a second major development in Gorgie have been unveiled.

The Host accommodation on Westfield Road will boast a series of five, six and eight bedroom properties complete with kitchen and living space in a “cluster” format, according to plans put forward by Tiger Developments.

A public consultation on the proposals, built on the site of a disused office block, was launched on Wednesday.

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It will be the second student housing project to get underway on the street, with a block at 24 Westfield Road already under construction.

Planning permission is yet to be given for the block, but bosses at Tiger say the flats will provide “the redevelopment of a vacant site within Edinburgh’s urban area” and feature “external and internal amenity spaces, access, cycle parking and landscaping”.

A 400-bed, seven-storey development near Murrayfield Stadium gained planning approval in 2019, with building work getting underway last year.

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That development will feature study rooms, a games area, a gym and a cinema as part of a £20 million project.

The Host building, valued at around £14.4m, could provide a base for up to 300 students.

Tiger developments added: “The initial proposals have been discussed with the City of Edinburgh Council planning department, as part of their formal pre-application process, along with taking account of the characteristics of the site and surrounding context.”

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