PROPOSALS for a new residential development in the Chesser area of Edinburgh have been announced.

Watkin Jones Group, a leading developer and manager of homes for rent, has revealed proposals to re-develop land to the rear of the Corn Exchange, which includes the World of Football and World of Bowling buildings.

The proposed high-quality mixed-use brownfield development would comprise a majority of build-to-rent homes, in addition to managed student accommodation, forming a mixed-tenure urban residential village.

Completing the work in 2025, should planning permission be given, the regeneration of the brownfield site – formerly comprising a mix of listed and unlisted buildings originally used as an auction mart and livestock sheds – will seek to retain the character and elements of the buildings.

Iain Smith, planning director for Watkin Jones, said: “We’re thrilled to be announcing our exciting scheme for this new urban quarter at Chesser, creating a thriving and diverse community as part of an overall re-development of the area.

“The site is in a highly sustainable location with excellent access to amenities and transport links and will be built to future-proofed high environmental standards.”