PLANS have been submitted for more than 200 homes, shops and 8,000 sq ft of offices alongside a hotel at the former Scottish and Newcastle brewery site in Edinburgh.

Architecture practice 3DReid has lodged the plans with Edinburgh City Council for Vastint Hospitality’s New Fountainbridge in the Scottish capital, at the site of the former Fountain Brewery.

The overall development includes a mixed use development offering of office, hotel, residential, retail and community uses next to the Union Canal.


The phase 2 residential element now submitted includes 234 homes and 745 sqm of commercial space across six units with a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom homes.

The first phase of works for the Moxy hotel was approved in June.

The proposed development site at Fountainbridge has been vacant since 2005 since the demolition of the brewery.

3DReid said: "The masterplan of pedestrian routes and green spaces will re-connect Fountainbridge to the Union Canal.

"The new homes designed for this scheme aim to provide high quality living over a variety of home types that includes town houses, duplex apartments, single storey apartments and penthouse suites that include roof top terraces."

Gavin Corbett, Green councillor for Fountainbridge and Craiglockhart tweeted: "These are plans which have been evolving over some time and I welcome the commitment that 3DReid architects and Vastint have had to engaging with community groups over plans generally and greenspace, district energy and public space in particular."

HeraldScotland: British Airways planes parked at the firm's engineering base at Heathrow Airport. The airport's new Terminal 2 will welcome 20 millions passengers a year

British Airways-owner IAG said passenger numbers in January rose seven per cent to 7.7 million from 7.2m, compared to the same month the year before.

The passenger load factor - the number of passengers as a proportion of seats available - edged up to 78.6% from 78.4%. Revenue per passenger kilometres, which measures group traffic, rose by 7.9% to 20.1m from 18.6m.

Available seat kilometres for the group increased by 7.6% to 25.6m from 23.8m the prior year. British Airways' traffic rose in January year-on-year by 2.9% to 11.6m, while Aer Lingus' and Iberia's traffic both increased by 13%, and Vueling's by 9%.

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled another quarter of hefty losses as Brexit uncertainty and slowing demand in China continue to weigh on the group.

Britain's biggest car maker, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata, booked a £273 million loss in the three months to December 31, which follows on from a £90m loss in the previous quarter.

However, it also recorded a £3.1 billion impairment charge as it wrote down the value of its plants and other assets, citing muted demand and technological and regulatory headwinds.

It sent the firm to an overall pre-tax loss of £3.4bn for the quarter.
Revenue came in at £6.2bn as the firm sold 144,602 vehicles in the period, a decline of 6.4% primarily as a result of "continued challenging market conditions in China".