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Green light for £15m Edinburgh student accommodation scheme

Property development firm, Summix Capital Ltd has been given planning permission by the City of Edinburgh Council for a £15m student accommodation development.

Located on London Road in the city, the 198-bed development will serve to redevelop a site recently in commercial retail use, as well as providing much-needed purpose-built student accommodation.

Situated opposite Meadowbank Stadium, this mixed-use building will be a contemporary state-of-the-art development comprising a mix of clusters and studios together with a community/office space, student common areas, a laundry, cycle parking and underground bin stores.

On completion, Edinburgh-based charity People Know How will locate its headquarters on the ground floor of the building, closer to the communities in which they operate. The charity supports children, young people and their families in north-east Edinburgh transition from primary to high school; helps individuals access the digital world and assists communities to shape their areas through community consultation and empowerment.

A large number of students volunteer to work with the charity and this enables a positive relationship with students in the building to be established, supporting it in its work, which will also benefit them and engage them in the local area.