With demand for Edinburgh-based properties returning fast – according to online search experts MediaVision – there’s never been a better time to embrace urban living.

And when you consider all the great things that a city lifestyle has to offer, you can easily understand why – as we emerge from the pandemic – people are starting to return to the office and city living.

Imagine owning a stylish pad at the heart of a vibrant community, with everything you need – shops, restaurants and leisure facilities – close by, and your work just down the road as well!


Even better – if you’re currently having to commute - think how much time you’d save by moving closer to work to spend on doing all the things you enjoy – coffee with friends, a gym session, a trip to the shops…

City living gives you access to a wealth of cultural amenities not to mention the chance to widen your circle, something many of us would welcome.

One of Edinburgh’s most exciting new places to live is vibrant Leith – a hive of creativity and cultural diversity, packed with chic eating and drinking spots, delicious delis and eclectic shops. Just a short walk from Edinburgh city centre and the retail paradise known as St James Quarter, it’s the ideal place to make your home.

And – with Leith the location for our stunning collection of brand-new one and two-bedroom homes – we’ve got the perfect city pad just waiting for you!

The Engine Yard is an architecturally distinctive community that you won’t find anywhere else. Its beautifully designed apartment buildings represent the loving transformation of the city’s historic tram depot, delivering chic urban living with a charming historic twist. 


Here you can choose from luxury apartments and penthouses, all featuring a modern, open-plan design that maximises space and light, with some benefitting from a private balcony or terrace – the perfect spot to enjoy views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside.

Who said city living couldn’t offer the best of both worlds?

You’ll also find a wealth of community provisions such as schools, a library and a post office right outside your door. There’s even an onsite Places Gym.

And Leith will soon be added to the city’s tram network, making this an even more popular location than it is already.

MediaVision’s latest data analysis shows that online search volumes for ‘flats to rent Edinburgh’ are up 103.31% compared to 2021. With more people chasing fewer rental properties, wouldn’t it be better to explore buying a brand-new place of your own?

And it might not cost as much as you think, since The Engine Yard’s one and two-bedroom apartments are priced from £255,000 – comfortably below Edinburgh’s average property selling price of £271,131 (ESPC House Price Report January 2022).


If you’re one of the four out of five renters who – according to think tank the Resolution Foundation – would prefer to own a home, our Step-by-step guide to buying new and Beginner’s guide to mortgages will tell you everything you need to know to make The Engine Yard your new address.

Whether you’re buying for the first-time, moving up the ladder, hoping to downsize or even looking for a place to invest – with over 80% of these lovely apartments already sold - now is definitely the time to plan your return to the city.

Reserve now and you could be moved in time for the summer, enjoying world-famous cultural delights such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on your doorstep…

City life doesn’t get much better than this!

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At Places for People we create homes to meet your needs.

Whether it's a one-bedroom city apartment on a historic site in central Edinburgh, or a large family home in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside, we have a fantastic range of homes to choose from.

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Our developments

At Places for People we create homes to meet your needs.

Whether it's a one-bedroom city apartment on a historic site in central Edinburgh, or a large family home in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside, we have a fantastic range of homes to choose from.

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