GRAHAM’s Montrose Terrace project team mark building topping out

GRAHAM’s Montrose Terrace project team mark building topping out image
The project team were treated to sunshine and clear skies whilst marking the milestone

Representatives from the project team delivering the Montrose Terrace Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) development marked a significant milestone on Friday 21st April 2023. The building has now reached its full height.

The group was welcomed to the top of the building by coveted Scottish sunshine, clear skies and fantastic views across the city. It was an excellent opportunity to celebrate the success of the team so far and to envision what has still to come.

Edinburgh's architecture and landscapes provided a stunning backdrop for the gathering

The Montrose Terrace PBSA development transforms a derelict site into much needed housing which integrates into the community. Nestled in a corner plot on Montrose Terrace and West Norton Place in Edinburgh’s Abbeyhill area, the building will deliver 149 high-quality student studios and cluster flats, as well as a range of amenities.

The project brings a sympathetically designed building with character and energy-efficiency to one of the oldest areas in Edinburgh. Abbeyhill, in the heart of Scotland’s capital, is undergoing exciting redevelopment. We are continuing the regeneration of the area and delivering high-quality accommodation to meet ever-increasing student demand. The building design was actually created to reflect the original streetscape which was set out in the 1800s!

Edinburgh’s universities and colleges are educating tens of thousands of students, so welcoming future entrepreneurs and workers to the city with high-quality accommodation is a must. GRAHAM continues to deliver much needed PBSA at a time when demand far outstrips supply. Providing more homes for students will also help to alleviate growing pressure on mainstream housing stock.

Gary Holmes, Regional Managing Director of GRAHAM’s Building North region, previously said:

“Edinburgh’s world-renowned universities and colleges drive a significant volume of investment within the city, and it is important that there is the correct level of accommodation to match student intake which Montrose Terrace will help to achieve.”

The residences are due to open in Q3 2023.

The development transforms a derelict site