New Fountainbridge will deliver a 59,554 sq.ft landmark office, 262-bedroom Moxy hotel and restaurant fronting a new civic space, family housing and canal-side apartments.
Balancing heritage, community and commercial interests, New Fountainbridge will create a vibrant and authentic destination for working, living and enjoying.
The Fountainbridge site was a major industrial location due to its strategic location and close proximity to the Union Canal and Caledonian Railway Line.
Over the past 2 centuries it was home to two of Edinburgh’s major industrial companies - the North British Rubber Company and McEwans Brewery.
The North British Rubber Company was formed in 1856 by Henry Lee Morris and specialised in the production of rubber goods - including footwear, clothing, mechanical goods and tires.
The company is famous for the Wellington boots and at its peak it was the largest industrial unit in Edinburgh, covering 22 acres and employing over 4000 people.
William McEwan opened the Fountain Brewery in Fountainbridge during 1856, using £2,000 loaned by his mother and his uncle.
The name Fountainbridge comes after the spring waters that it used for the brewing activities.
Leamington Lift Bridge
The bridge was originates from 1906 where Fountainbridge crossed the canal replacing a previous bridge built in 1869.
When the canal was shortened in 1922 to make Lochrin Basin the terminus it was moved to its present site.