Craigmillar – Town Centre

Craigmillar Town Centre is one of our key projects for the regeneration of the area which aims to create a new heart for the community. The masterplan which was approved in December 2014 provides for around 330 homes a retail centre, restaurant, community play area, new high school and improved public realm.

Construction of the new Lidl store is nearing completion with Home Bargains’ construction commenced January 2017.

CCG Homes will be constructing 111 affordable homes for Dunedin Canmore Housing Association.

An area of land in the Town Centre is reserved for City of Edinburgh Council to deliver the new High School.  In the meantime, the site has been developed as green space providing a temporary amenity space until such time as development commences.

Visual images can be found by clicking on the view site plans on the left hand side of this page.



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Craigmillar Town Centre regeneration commences with construction of Lidl Store

The regeneration of Craigmillar Town Centre in East Edinburgh commenced on Monday 23 May with works commencing on a Lidl supermarket at Niddrie Mains Road.

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The store was granted planning permission in September 2015 and works will be carried out by construction firm Clark Contracts to build the sustainable 1407m² store on the 1.5 acre site, which will create up to 25 new jobs when opened.  The new store, which has seen a total investment of £6.5m by the national supermarket chain, will boast state of the art facilities including a bakery, 12 tills and 93 parking spaces. The supermarket first revealed last May that it wanted to re-locate the Craigmillar store as part of its ongoing ambitions within the UK. It is hoped that construction will be completed within 10 months, with the doors opening to customers in March 2017.

Lidl UK’s Head of Property for Scotland, Gordon Rafferty, commented: “There’s been much antici-pation for this new Lidl store and it’s great that we are now in a position to break the ground and start the build. We are extremely grateful for all the support that we have received so far, and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst we enter this next phase of the development.”

Due to be completed over the next six years, the redevelopment of Craigmillar Town Centre being carried out by The EDI Group Ltd will see the area transformed by a new retail centre, as well as a public square and community play park complemented by a new secondary school and further housing.

Councillor Gavin Barrie, Chair of The EDI Group Ltd, said: “We’re extremely pleased to see works start as part of the regeneration of Craigmillar Town Centre. The commencement of works signals our ambitions to make significant improvements to the town centre and create an environment where communities can thrive for generations to come.

“The new retail centre will create a focal point for the community with high quality store options including Lidl and Home Bargains. Construction is due to commence in the next four months.”

Lidl, which was crowned Grocer of the Year at the 2015 Grocer Gold Awards, has experienced continued growth over the years, as consumers flock to the shop to discover products ranging from quality British fruit and vegetables to premiums wines from its much coveted Wine Cellar collec-tions. Lidl’s success shows no signs of slowing, as the latest Kantar Worldpanel results outline its continued growth and market share high of 4.4.  The store in Craigmillar is part of Lidl’s existing store portfolio of 630, and will form part of the com-pany’s growth plans which hope to see this increase to 1,200 store in the future.


Craigmillar town centre plans to go on show at information event


Craigmillar residents are being invited to find out more about the EDI Group’s plans to enhance the town centre.
Designs for the Town Square, a community play park as well as surrounding public spaces, will be unveiled at a community information event on Thursday 28 January from 3pm to 7pm at The White House on Niddrie Mains Road.

EDI, through its subsidiary Parc Craigmillar Ltd, is responsible for the ongoing regeneration of Craigmillar and is proposing to deliver high quality retail and residential spaces, alongside other amenities.

A community play park is also set to be delivered on an area off Niddrie Mains Road, adjacent to the proposed new housing development, and will include a variety of play equipment and seating for the community to relax and enjoy.


Craigmillar Town Centre – Road and Pedestrian Access during Construction

We are approaching a significant milestone in the regeneration of Craigmillar Town Centre with major construction work due to start onsite off Niddrie Mains Road.

This will mean that a number of temporary access restrictions to surrounding roads and footpaths will be put in place over the next few months.
Key access information:

• Harewood Drive will be closed to all vehicles from 29 February 2016 and will not reopen for safety reasons until work has been completed in the autumn of 2016.

• Wauchope Avenue, Wauchope Crescent and Lower Niddrie Mains Road (in this area) will be closed permanently to form an access to the new Retail Centre.

• With the closure of Harewood Drive, a temporary footpath will be installed from Niddrie Mains Road through the temporary greening area by April 2016 for residents to continue to access Niddrie Mains Drive and the surrounding footpaths.