The place where you can be in your element

Elements Edinburgh will be an innovative, inclusive and exciting addition to the city; creating new economic benefits in a long-term, sustainable way.

A flourishing new place to live and work with a community that nurtures and grows digital talent.

Where Scotland meets the world.

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By creating a place where living, working and learning are blended, Elements Edinburgh will have a greater sense of community and belonging. It will be an inclusive place with accessible, affordable accommodation, designed to be sustainable and in harmony with the natural environment. The hub and spoke design, alongside excellent sustainable travel connectivity, supports greater mobility and socialisation within the community and encourages enhanced health and wellbeing.

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The key sustainability pillars – economic, social and environmental – are at the heart of Elements Edinburgh. There will be a sustainable approach to building standards such that people are living and working in resource-efficient , low energy cost environments and making best use of the natural resources available, ensuring energy comes from a good place. This means living and working at Elements Edinburgh will be more accessible and affordable. Sustainable travel is a priority with Elements Edinburgh recognised as a ‘car-lite’ destination with minimal car parking and with public transport and active travel taking priority.

The digital economy is innovative, inclusive and accessible. It connects our everyday lives, connects communities and individuals, strengthens intergenerational relationships, accessible for people of all backgrounds and ages to learn and grow.

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Digital future

Elements Edinburgh will be Scotland’s digital heart. The Digital Quarter will be home to ambitious start–ups, growing SMEs and global technology firms. It will encourage growth in a key industry boosting Scotland’s economy and developing vital digital skills in the local community. Scottish Futures Trust forecast 175,000 new digital jobs would be created by 2030. Around 52,500 of these additional jobs are forecast within the Edinburgh City Region. The Digital Quarter will be an extension of Edinburgh’s ‘Innovation Corridor’ with the airport link attractive to international companies.

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Active travel will be prioritised through an extensive network of paths and cycleways linking all parts of the site, extending to the Edinburgh Gateway Station and tram stop, which further links to the Gyle Shopping Centre, a bus interchange and Edinburgh Park, with further options for future connections to the airport, EIBG, Maybury Housing Site, Cycle Route 9 and beyond. The proximity of the tram stop allows residents and occupiers to be on Princes Street in Edinburgh within 20 minutes. With a rail link, you can be in Glasgow and Dundee in under an hour or going anywhere around the world via Edinburgh Airport. And while car travel will not be a priority, the site has unbeatable connections to the Edinburgh City Bypass and Scotland’s motorway network.

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Elements Edinburgh will be in harmony with nature, accessible for residents, workers and local communities promoting greater health and wellbeing through an appreciation of the Gogar Burn and the bio-diversity of the surrounding area as well as being close to other key attractive nature areas such as the Pentland Hills, the River Almond, the River Forth, Cramond beach and beyond.

What's happening?

Plans for a new digital quarter move closer as appeal moves to final stage

4th July 2022
● Crosswind Developments’ appeal for its Elements Edinburgh planning application has been passed by the planning reporter to Scottish Government Ministers for a final decision ● The development...
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