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.
Our Current Developments
What People Say About Us
Very happy with everything – we’re delighted. We haven’t anything that we would do differentlyRachel and Gary – Caerlee Mill
We certainly have no qualms in recommending your company. Whiteburn are a super positive company to be dealing with and to buy a home from. The service across the whole of the company, from the sales team, through to the guys on site, has been excellentMike and Joyce – Caerlee Mill
We’re delighted with the new home. The finish is lovelyLea and Roger – Caerlee Mill
I highly recommend for heating/insulation… but also the house being flooded with light. I love the big windows and it’s wonderful to have a really well insulated house and yet not compromise on having big windows, allowing light to flood inKay – Caerlee Mill
Throughout the process the quality of information supplied and standard of service from the whole team at Caerlee Mill has been excellent. We expected a quality home and we’ve not been disappointedJim and Jennifer – Caerlee Mill
We’re so happy with our new home 🙂 The build quality is superb, the storage is excellent and we love that we can see the hills from every one of the great-sized windows. Alan and I particularly like the look and feel of Caerlee Mill because it’s not a typical big, new-build estate. It has a unique style that’s semi-industrial and the house exteriors are all a bit different, which we loveAlan’s Family – Caerlee Mill
In terms of standout features, we love the use of space, the use of natural light is amazing, and the practicality of the layout means every space is maximisedLindsey – Caerlee Mill
My favourite thing in our new home is the kitchen – it is where I seem to spend most of my time! – and it’s finished to such a high standard….I have got to say I love itAlly and Dan – Caerlee Mill
Stand-out features are “The warmth and light. The house is well designed so there’s lots of light coming in. Our main room is north facing and worried it would be a bit dark, but there are plenty windows and lots of light coming inAlistair and Helen – Caerlee Mill
Friendly service with fantastic communication throughout. The finish quality is excellent and the aftercare service has been exceptional.Janette – Ashludie House
I am so pleased with my apartment. From the moment I walked in it had the wow factor. My friends and family all comment on how modern and amazing it looks. I always look forward to getting home to seeing the grand entrance hall and settling down in my open plan living space, looking out my bay window.Karen – Ashludie House
The flat has exceeded expectations in terms of design, quality of fittings and particularly its outstanding vistas in all directions. It has genuinely earned a ‘wow’ response from all our visitors. The development is set in beautifully landscaped grounds and has excellent transport links with key resources within the city. Our contacts with the development company and the contractors at all levels have been both effective and cordial. We are happy to recommend Whiteburn.Ian and Isobel – Parkview, Dundee