A proposal for sustainable new homes overlooking The Water of Leith, Edinburgh.

Artisan Real Estate Investors Limited has bought the B&Q site at 13 Warriston Road and proposes to redevelop this key brownfield site for sustainable new homes.

THE PROPOSALS canonmills-dots

We believe that the proposed development will provide much needed new homes in an urban sustainable location on a brownfield site that no longer has a viable commercial use.

We have appointed Sheppard Robson, an award winning architectural practice, to undertake the initial studies and design development. We consulted on the initial design proposals in July 2016. Your initial comments and suggestions have been considered by the design team and changes have been made to the original proposals. Residents and other interested individuals attended our second round of consultation exhibitions in early December. Updated design information is available here.

Thanks to everyone who submitted comments. Key design changes include:

  • reducing the overall number of residential units to 180
  • pulling the development back from the site edge to create mores space and new green walkways between the
  • development and its neighbours
  • creating a “stepped” frontage to Warriston Road that ensures the height of the development is in line with both the Printworks and Powderhall Village.
View into courtyard
View from St. Marks Bridge
View from Warriston Road looking East
Western route looking South
Western route looking North

WHO WE ARE canonmills-dots

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Artisan Real Estate Investors Limited is a partnership between the Sanlam Group, a major South African financial services firm, Argosy, a European private equity firm and Salt Properties Limited, a specialist real estate investor and manager.

We were founded in 2008 and have fast grown to become a niche provider of property investment and development services, with projects in England, and Scotland.

Canonmills Gardens project will be our second development in Edinburgh we are currently developing New Waverley www.newwaverley.com

Other current and recent projects include: North Street Quarter Lewes; Langley Park, Chippenham and Bishopsgate Student Residential. www.artisanrei.com

NEWS canonmills-dots


Artisan REI has now submitted an application for planning permission for a residential development on the former B&Q site at 13 Warriston Road. Clive Wilding from Artisan said, “We are delighted to be submitting an application that will bring a range of housing...

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Thanks to residents who came along to the most recent consultation events. Today, 13th December, is the closing date for comments prior to Artisan submitting a planning application. Once a planning application is submitted, comments can be made directly to the...

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Artisan Canonmills Ltd has announced dates for a second round of community consultation exhibitions. Since initial consultation exhibitions held in July, Artisan have been reviewing feedback and liaising with City of Edinburgh Council’s planning team. There has been a...

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Thanks to all residents and community representatives who came along to our first exhibitions on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July.  Over the two days, we had 99 people drop in to discuss the development and give comments. Charlotte Swanson who heads Artisans’s local...

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We will update this website as our proposals progress. If you would like to register for updates or ask any questions please email us at enquiries@canonmillsgarden.com or call our joint selling agents Savills 031 247 3770 or Gilson Gray 0131 516 5354

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