Diverse and Creative Environment

Incredibly well connected with parkland and open water surrounded by cafes, bars, shops, galleries and state of the art telecommunications, Shawfair has the full range of amenities and opportunities to enhance your business needs.

The scale of the development vision will provide for a fully self-sustaining community and place, ideally suited to support a complete variety of shops, restaurants, leisure uses, medical operators, manufacturing businesses and office occupiers.

CONNECTIVITY

One in seven of the UK’s working population now works from home and millions more do so part-time. Solutions that encourage this and other family-friendly working practices are at the heart of our long term vision for the town.

We are addressing this growing demand for flexible and home working practices by providing drop-in serviced office accommodation in the town centre, plus cutting-edge telecoms infrastructure and fibre to premises throughout the masterplan area. The town centre area will also be covered by free wifi.

Alongside the freedom to flex your working environment comes the additional benefits of fostering a sense of community, making better use of space and time, taking pressure off transport infrastructure and reducing your carbon footprint.

TRANSPORT LINKS

Getting to and from Shawfair is a breeze.

  • Eight miles of cycle and walking paths designed to encourage active travel - for at least part of your journey
  • Shawfair railway station is right beside the emerging town centre. Regular services to Edinburgh take 15 minutes, with ScotRail planning to introduce longer trains during 2019. ­In the other direction, the Scottish Borders are around 40 minutes away.
  • Sheriffhall Park and Ride – operated by City of Edinburgh Council - is minutes from Shawfair beside the A7, with over 500 spaces and frequent buses to the city centre via the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • The Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) offering speedy links to Edinburgh Airport (14 miles), Glasgow (50 miles) and other destinations. The A1 is also close by.

Within Shawfair, new road networks are already well under way, with more to come.