A property firm has won planning approval to build a 394-bedroom student housing development near Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium.

York-based S Harrison will build the development on a site that once housed a furniture showroom.

Development director David Clancy said the much-neeeded student housing would transform a brownfield site and bring economically-active new residents into the area.

Singapore investors target Edinburgh student housing market

A range of overseas firms have invested in Edinburgh student housing developments recently in the expectation demand for accommodation will remain strong.