Unite Students plans €70.2m mixed-use scheme in Edinburgh (GB)

Unite Students plans €70.2m mixed-use scheme in Edinburgh (GB)

Unite has announced its first mixed-use development project that will combine student and private flats. The Burnet Point project, located in Edinburgh, will have a development cost of almost €70.2m and will consist of 401 beds. 


The project aims to be Unite Students' lowest-carbon new-build, utilizing low-carbon concrete and timber composite. Currently, the life cycle assessment of the project stands at 702 kgCO2e/m2, which is the lowest among the group's new-build portfolio. 


The project is expected to be completed by September 2025, in time for the start of the academic year 2025/26, and will offer 298 student beds, 49 private-rented residential apartments, and 17 affordable residential apartments provided through association, Hillcrest Homes.


Tom Brewerton, group development director at Unite Students, said: “This is the company’s first combined development of purpose-built student accommodation, build-to-rent and affordable housing. We look forward to contributing positively to the student and private rental market in Edinburgh to help address the supply-demand imbalance in the city. We are excited to build our lowest carbon new-build property to date in our portfolio.


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