Ground breaking commences at tHe Haymarket Edinburgh

Cllr Barrie, Economy Convener, comments on the major development reaching another milestone in a press release issued by Tiger Developments today.

tHe Haymarket development, Edinburgh’s prestigious £200m joint venture
commercial scheme by Tiger Developments & Interserve, marked a major
milestone in construction yesterday by ‘breaking ground’ as it progresses onto
the next major development phase.

On track for completion of the first office H5 building in 2018, the development
will consist of prime office, retail and leisure space including a hotel and aparthotel.
It is considered to be Edinburgh’s best-connected office location within
minutes of the Haymarket Station and tram stop linking the city to Edinburgh
airport within 20 minutes. City of Edinburgh Council welcomes the
development as it will not only transform a prime site in the city’s West End,
which has been derelict for decades, but also create much-needed quality
office space.

Cllr Gavin Barrie, Convenor of the Economy Committee, said: “It is very
welcome news that this key ‘Edinburgh 12’ site has reached such a significant
milestone today. tHe Haymarket Edinburgh is helping create real momentum
in the area alongside other large-scale speculative office developments being
built. With it’s prime location next to Haymarket station and tram stop, tHe
Haymarket will bring thousands of jobs to the city during construction and
once complete.”

Graham Haydon-White, development director at Tiger Developments, said:
“The importance of today cannot be underestimated, not only are we placing a
ceremonial spade in the ground to mark the unprecedented removal of
original tunnel earthworks dating back as far as 1840; it also clearly
demonstrates our full commitment behind this landmark scheme as it
advances towards phase one delivery in 2018. With the stage one build
contract now in place, we are uniquely placed ahead of any other major
mixed-use development in the capital.”

Further information

The Haymarket site is one of Edinburgh city centre’s last remaining major gap
sites, part of The Edinburgh 12 initiative introduced by the City of Edinburgh
Council in 2013 to help progress strategically important gap sites across
Edinburgh’s city centre. 

Detailed planning approval was granted in March 2011 following an extensive
consultation programme with the local community with the scheme gaining
backing from the city’s business leaders as well as praise by planners for the
high quality of its architectural design.

When complete, tHe Haymarket will include three contemporary office
buildings offering around 340,000 sq. ft. of space designed to meet the fastgrowing
demand in Edinburgh for high-quality city centre space capable of
accommodating large-scale occupiers on single floors. There will also be a
mix of retail, food and leisure including bars, cafes and restaurants. In total,
tHe Haymarket has full planning consent for 404,000 sq. ft. of office
accommodation and 60,000 sq. ft. of commercial and leisure space, together
with a 165-bedroom hotel and underground car park.

The plans highlight the open and accessible public space, creating a mix of
continental style boulevards and pedestrian-friendly public areas. The scheme
has been designed to create an easily accessible ‘walk-through’ layout from
different directions, emphasizing its strategically important location,
connecting the city centre to the capital’s second busiest railway station and
new tram network - as well as to Edinburgh International Airport. Architects for
the scheme are Richard Murphy Architects & CDA Architects.
tHe Haymarket development is being marketed by joint office agents,
Cameron Stott: JLL, Chris Dougray: Dougray Smith and Don Young: WYM
Real Estate

tHe Haymarket Edinburgh

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