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The Drum, Candlemaker's Park

Candlemaker’s Park - Gilmerton - Edinburgh - City of Edinburgh - EH17 8RJ

The development, off Candlemaker's Park will offer a range of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes (including 25% affordable housing) in south east Edinburgh.


  • Overview


    We have secured a detailed planning consent for a development of 149 high-quality detached, semi-detached and terraced homes on land adjacent to Candlemaker’s Park, Edinburgh.


    The  site for our new development is outlined in red on the map pictured below:


    Location map_TheDrum_Edinburgh_web


    The location of our  development is highlighted above



  • About the site

    About the site

    The development area is a greenfield site that lies to the south eastern edge of Edinburgh.  It is located on a key arterial route into the city and out to the city bypass.  It is also well located to benefit from local amenities, greenspace and transport connections.

    The site lies adjacent to the protected landscape of the Drum Estate.  The main access into the site will be from Candlemaker’s Park. 

  • What's proposed

    What's proposed?

    The development will offer a mix of 2,3,4 and 5 bedroom homes in a variety of styles and sizes to appeal to a wide range of buyers.

  • Community

    Community benefits

    The development will provide much needed affordable housing for the area and it will help to support the continued viability of local retail, services and other businesses.  Financial contributions will also be made towards local education capacity and transport improvements.


  • Updates

    Latest news

    We can confirm that pre-construction and enabling work will start at the development on 11 December 2017.
    Our initial programme of work will include tree felling, tree stump removal and general site clearance.  Whilst completing this work we do anticipate there will be some noise disturbance, and there is likely to be an increased level of traffic in the immediate vicinity of the development.
    Please be assured that we will aim to keep any inconvenience to a minimum, and the immediate local access roads to the development will be cleaned regularly throughout the process.
    It is our aim to minimise any inconvenience to the local community, however anyone who has concerns or needs more information please call us on 01383 845 700 or email eastscotlandcustomerservices@taylorwimpey.com