Pentland Gait Public Consultation

Introduction

Welcome to the Pentland Gait Public Consultation Website. This website is intended to inform you about the emerging proposals for Pentland Gait, Edinburgh.

On behalf of Hamcap (Pentland Gait) Limited thank you for your interest in this public consultation event.

This event relates to a proposal for the ‘partial demolition of the existing office pavilions (Heriot House and Currie House) and redevelopment of site as mixed-use development including purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and office floorspace (Class 4) ’at Pentland Gait, 595 & 597 Calder Road, Edinburgh.

This event allows us the opportunity to present ideas for the development and provide the public the opportunity to make comment

Further information about the proposals can be found on the Exhibition Boards which can be accessed via the download link below.

Any feedback feedback on this project is welcome – you can use the methods in our feedback section below.

The feedback phase will be open until Monday 4th December 2023.

Proposal

Proposed partial demolition of the existing office pavilions and redevelopment of site as mixed-use development including purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and office floorspace (class 4) at Pentland Gait, Edinburgh.

Our PDF boards can be accessed using the link below and contain details of the proposed development.

Location

The Pentland Gait site extends to approximately 1.82 hectares and comprises three office buildings – Calder House, Heriot House, and Currie House. The proposal relates to Heriot House and Currie House which are located on the south side of the site orientated towards the eastern boundary and comprise 2,400 sqm of net floorspace in total. Heriot House and Currie House are arranged over two to three-storeys and currently there is around 2,200 sqm of floorspaces vacant. 

The site is bounded on its east side by the Union Canal, with a towpath located on the east side of the canal, the nearest access point to which is located a two walk to the north site, off Cultins Road. The site is in a prime location for students. The site is an approximate 15-minute walk or an 8- minute cycle to Heriot- Watt University, further to this the site is an approximate 20-minute walk or 6 -minute cycle to Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus.

Face to Face Public Consultation Event

We will be holding a face to face exhibition of the emerging proposals for Pentland Gait. 

Representatives from the applicant will be available to provide information about the proposal during this face to face session taking place on the 27th November from 3pm to 7pm.

It will be held at Heriot House 595 Calder Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4HH.

Further information about the proposals can be found on the Exhibition Boards which can be accessed via the download link above.

Any feedback feedback on this project is welcome – you can use the methods in our feedback section below.

The feedback phase will be open until Monday 4th December 2023.

Timeline

Event No 1
4th December 2023
Event No 2
22nd January 2024
Submission of early planning application to City of Edinburgh Council
Summer 2024
Post permission discharge of planning conditions
Autumn -Winter 2025
Completion of development
27th November 2023
Closing date for first round of comments
15th January 2023
Closing date for second round of comments
Early February 2024
Application Granted
Summer to Autumn 2024
Work begins on site
Spring 2028

Next Steps

The applicant has already engaged in pre-application discussions and assessment and the planning application will be supported by detailed assessments,
which may include:

• Flood Risk and Drainage Strategy
• Sustainability Statement
• Transport Statement
• Biodiversity Statement
• Noise Impact Assessment
• Air Quality Assessment
• Tree Survey
• Geo-environmental Report
• Need and Demand Study/ Market Study

Feedback

Please feel free to provide feedback to the proposals via the form below or you can download our feedback form.

Further comments can be submitted to consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com. Please include the word ‘Pentland Gait’ in the subject of your email.

Comments should arrive with us by Monday the 4th of December 2023 so that we can take your comments into consideration in the evolution of our proposals.

If you require further information please contact consultation@scotthhobbsplanning.com or call 0131 226 7225.

A second consultation event has been provisionally arranged at Heriot House, 595 Calder Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4HH between 3pm to 7pm on Monday 15 th of January 2024 for us to provide feedback from the pre-application consultation.

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