Planning permission granted for Former Tynecastle High School

Planning permission was granted yesterday, approving proposals to turn the former Tynecastle High School into a new student residential development.

The development, for S1 Developments, will create 468 student flats, around a central ‘collegiate-style’ courtyard space, focusing on sustainability through:

  • Retaining and converting the main school building which fronts McLeod Street
  • 40% increase in green space on the site
  • Car-free environment
  • 100% bicycle parking
  • Adoption of low carbon technologies & no use of fossil fuels
  • Planting to encourage bio-diversity & water attenuation

The former school has laid empty for over a decade, and so it’s great news that we can now progress to the next stage in bringing a new lease of life to the building.