Story of the colonies

Story of the colonies

Interserve and Tiger Developments, the companies behind the landmark £200 million Haymarket regeneration in Edinburgh, have teamed up with Dalry Colonies Residents’ Association to tell the story of life in the colonies.

The Colonies are the rows of terraced houses that sit next to the site. The developers plan to erect hoarding around their site to explain about the history of the colonies, which date back to the late 1860s, and life in the area today.

Construction work is getting underway on the site – which has planning permission for 40,000sq ft of offices, 60,000sq ft of commercial and leisure space, a 165-bedroom hotel and a 320-space underground car park – with phase one expected to be completed in the spring of 2017.

Barbie Lyon from the Dalry Colonies Residents’ Association said: “We are looking forward to working with our new neighbours to explore how we can benefit from the development, which will change the landscape of the area. It was a very enjoyable meeting, which uncovered a number of hidden gems about the Colonies.”