International Business Gateway
The International Business Gateway (IBG) is a strategic development adjacent to Edinburgh Airport to the west of Scotland’s capital city. The development has planning policy support being listed in the National Planning Framework (NPF3), the Strategic Development Plan (SESplan) and the adopted Local Development Plan for Edinburgh.
The development is business-led and is to comprise a successful extension to the City of Edinburgh, attracting international investment and creating jobs allied to a strong and cohesive placemaking agenda.
The IBG is served by the Edinburgh Tram giving excellent sustainable transportation links both to the centre of Edinburgh and the Airport. Several tram halts serve the IBG and it is around these that a very high standard of public realm is planned to drive the creation of an attractive place with a strong community spirit.
The IBG extends to 105 hectares and current masterplans show some 232,000m2 of high quality business space, hotels capable of housing some 1,410 bedrooms and 2,350 residential units split between build for sale, build for rent (PRS) and affordable homes.
Current Status / Pipeline
Phase 1, the western element of the IBG has been masterplanned and a joint planning application has been submitted by the co-owners of Phase 1 IBG – Murray Estates, New Ingliston Ltd, Frogmore and Salmon Harvester Properties Ltd. This planning application seeks permission for some 122,000m2 of business space along with hotel accommodation for 1,150 rooms, 396 residential units and ancillary retail and leisure space necessary for the creation of a place of merit.
A masterplan for IBG East (phase 2) has been produced and the developers, New Ingliston, will soon seek planning permission for the remainder of the main IBG site.