A development consortium is advancing plans for a 7,000-home new town on a 200-acre site beside Edinburgh Airport.
Developer West Town Edinburgh is now moving forward with its plans for the £2bn ‘West Town’ following guidelines set out by the proposed Edinburgh City Plan 2030.
Oil and property magnate Sir Bill Gammell will head the ambitious plans after Drum Property Group made a significant equity investment in the development company taking on a key management and development role.
Sir Bill, Chairman of West Town Edinburgh, said: “We see a wonderful opportunity and important responsibility working alongside all stakeholders to create a pioneering, innovative and sustainable legacy for the future West Town community of Edinburgh.”
The West Town site, located between Ingliston Park & Ride and the Gogar Roundabout, is regarded as one of the most strategically important development areas in Scotland.
Graeme Bone, Group Managing Director of Drum, said: “Drum has a proven track record of delivering high-quality large-scale communities across Scotland.
“This is a once-in-a generation opportunity to deliver the transformation of the west of Edinburgh while playing a critical role in Scotland’s economic recovery and ongoing development for decades to come.
“As well as the close proximity to the airport, the site has direct access to some of the best public transport in Scotland.
“The tram line travels directly through the site and there are integrated rail, cycle and road connections creating a strategic gateway to the city.”
Graeme Bone (L) Group Managing Director of Drum Property Group and Sir Bill Gammel (R) Chairman of West Town Edinburgh unveil the New Vision for West Town
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