Maybury Quarter / SAICA Development

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

A master-planned, new residential led urban quarter comprising of 1150 new homes designed in joint venture with MODA Living one of the UK’s leading PRS developer operators. The 16 acre site is on the western side of Edinburgh adjoining a rail and tram hub, which connects Edinburgh Airport and the city centre.

Osborne+Co created the vision for a new high density urban quarter to transform a major industrial site on the western Edge of Edinburgh city centre bounded by The Glasgow Road, one of the main arterial roads into the city centre from the west, The Airport and The Gyle Shopping Centre. Osborne+Co subsequently brought in MODA to jointly bid and secure the site.

Project summary

GDV: £350m

Sector or building type: Mixed Use Residential Development, master planning and placemaking

Total sq footage: 880,000 ft2

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The results

The scheme has been very well received by the planning team and will create a major gateway development for the city. Assembling a high quality design team and creating the vision for both the vendor and the city council has been key to Osborne+Co’s success in acquiring this site as the vendor wanted to leave a legacy to the city and the high density urban masterplan plays to Edinburgh’s need for more housing.

Collaborating with Moda has given all parties confidence on the long- term deliverability and management of the completed development given the track record of both Moda and Osborne+Co in the city. A major focus has been the placemaking aspect which is key to both Osborne+Co and Moda’s vision. Detailed planning consent is targeted for Q2 2023

Key stakeholders

  • Edinburgh Council leadership and Planning Department
  • Saica Packaging (site owner and long-term operator)
  • Network Rail

Osborne+Co's role

  • Equity Investor
  • Design development and management JV strategy with both Owner and Moda
  • Planning negotiations
  • Stakeholder consultation and community engagement

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