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Home Builder of the Year (SME) ~ People, Place, Planet ~ Development of the Year: Small


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Whiteburn - Soco

Whiteburn Portfolio: SoCo

Back in 2002 the largest fire in Edinburgh’s recent history devastated a multi-owned Old Town tenement block straddling South Bridge and Cowgate. Many well-known businesses and Fringe venues were made homeless.

Whiteburn painstakingly negotiated to consolidate the ownerships, buying in the 9 freehold interests making up the site, whilst testing the market for a hotel-led multi use development, to be constructed in the sensitive setting of Edinburgh’s Old and New Town UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Working with Allan Murray Architects, we evolved a mix use scheme which made links between South Bridge, Chambers Street and Cowgate, creating a new stepped courtyard, typical of traditional Old Town settings.

After extensive consultation with Historic Scotland, politicians and local interest groups, Whiteburn secured planning and listed buildings consent for a 228 bed hotel with retail and leisure space over 10 levels, before introducing development partner Jansons Properties, who secured the necessary investment to see the development carried out, with Whiteburn as Development Manager, including the reinstatement of the legendary La Belle Angelle.

Mountain biker at Rat-Race Urban Adventure on SoCo site

Whiteburn Portfolio

Caerlee Mill
Innerleithen, EH44
Dundee, DU2
Ashludie House
Monifieth, DD5
Leith Lofts
Edinburgh, EH6
Vox Dundee
Dundee, DU2
Stirling, FK1
The Still
Glasgow, G1
100 West George St
Glasgow, G2
The Tun
Edinburgh, EH8
Edinburgh, EH1

Our Current Developments

What People Say About Us

This house is fantastic – it has lots of space and that’s something that I feel that I’ve not had to give up on since moving from a very large Victorian apartment. I like the configuration of the rooms and the open-plan living area is so airy and lovely

– Audrey – Viewforth, Kirkcaldy