A Super Prime Edinburgh PBSA

Forward Funding Opportunity

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Shore Station

Shore Station offers premium Edinburgh student living within the vibrant and cosmopolitan district of Leith, the ’Shoreditch of Edinburgh’. It will provide an elevated lifestyle offering by the sea and connections into Edinburgh city centre in just 10 minutes via the newly extended tram line.

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Investment Summary

Set In The Heart
Of Leith, Edinburgh

Voted Time Out’s 4th coolest neighbourhood in the world

632 Student
Bed Spaces

Clusters, studios,  apartments and exceptional amenity spaces

institutional grade
opportunity of Scale

Delivered for the 2027/2028
academic year

Adjacent to The
Shore Tram Station

10 minutes direct tram to Edinburgh city centre

Fully private

direct-let PBSA scheme

Largest single-site PBSA scheme in Edinburgh
The existing site of the new Shore Station development in LiethA CGI of the new Shore Station development in Lieth


design and


Shore Station will comprise 632 student bed spaces, made up of 342 clusters (54%) and 262 studios (42%), alongside six 1-bed, two 2-bed and six 3-bed apartments (4%).

Shore Station offers expansive and carefully designed internal and external amenity spaces, distributed throughout the campus-style development. Amenities include study rooms and booths, collaboration spaces, resident lounge, relaxation room, courtyards, cinema, herb garden, gym and over 650 safe cycle storage spaces, equating to 8.3sqm of amenity space per bed.

Carefully designed by Michael Laird Architects, Shore Station will exhibit a combination of new-build and refurbishment of listed buildings to create a highly attractive PBSA scheme, finished to a high-end specification and built around a landscaped central square and courtyard gardens.

A CGI image of the new Shore Station development location in Leith, Edinburgh
A CGI image of the new Shore Station development location in Leith, Edinburgh
A CGI image of the new Shore Station development location in Leith, Edinburgh
“Leith is home to dynamic creatives and longtime locals, helping to give the area a cool, ‘out of hours’ feel. Dubbed the Shoreditch of Scotland’s capital, the port district is spirited and authentic, a must for foodies and history buffs.”
Conde Nast Traveller

An elevated

lifestyle offering

Shore Station is set in the heart of Leith, Edinburgh's most vibrant district. Leith offers a superior student lifestyle with its array of amenities, thriving cultural scene and connectivity. Students living in Leith can enjoy an abundance of local culture, including diverse dining options, lively bars and clubs, charming cafés, art galleries, theatres, and breweries.

And with its strategic location near Edinburgh city centre 
and universities, students have easy access to educational institutions and bustling city life.

Boats on the waterfront in Leith

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Leith Lifestyle


Leith boasts a thriving art scene, with numerous galleries and theatres to explore. The Scottish Gallery of Modern Art showcases contemporary artworks by both local and international artists, while the revived Leith Theatre hosts cutting-edge performances, adding to the neighbourhood's cultural appeal.

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Leith's nightlife scene is vibrant and exciting, with a range of bars and clubs dotted along The Shore, Constitution Street, Commercial Street, Bernard Street and Duke Street – all adjacent to Shore Station. Leith is home to the iconic Brass Monkey, offering an extensive selection of craft beers and spirits, while The Biscuit Factory guarantees an electric atmosphere for a memorable night out.

Leith's rich brewing and distilling traditions are worth exploring. The popular Pilot Beer brewery is renowned for its award-winning craft beers. Campervan and Newbarns similarly offer unique taprooms and fruit beers.


Leith is renowned for its diverse and thriving restaurant scene. Culinary experiences cater to various tastes, with notable establishments such as The Kitchin, a Michelin-starred restaurant renowned for its modern British cuisine, and BABA, a Middle Eastern gem serving vibrant mezze platters and innovative cocktails. Polentoni, a proper Italian deli, serves fresh and colourful Italian food and is extremely popular.


Leith is home to cozy cafés perfect for studying or socialising. Notable establishments include Twelve Triangles, known for its artisanal coffee and freshly baked pastries, and Mimi's Bakehouse, celebrated for its delectable cakes and traditional afternoon teas. Laila, a beautiful pink flower-bedecked café, was totally revamped in November 2022. Foodstory and Écosse Éclair are further examples of sustainable, vegan cafés located on Easter Road.

Renowned food market Leith Farmers' Market showcases a wide range of local and artisanal products, including fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, meats, seafood, confectionery, and more. It offers a unique opportunity to support local producers and discover high-quality, handcrafted food items.


As far as iconic waterside areas go, they don’t come more legendary than Leith. This historic port on the north shore of Edinburgh has served as the gateway to the city for centuries. The area’s original harbour dates back to the 14th century and in the 18th century it was Scotland’s main trading port. Now it's a vibrant waterside destination lined with cafes, restaurants and wine bars. The scenic waterfront walkway is ideal for leisurely strolls or cycling, while boat trips along the river allow residents and visitors to appreciate the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Building in Leith, Edinburgh

a vibrant

student city

Edinburgh is considered one of the most prestigious and desirable student destinations in Europe. The city is home to four main universities including Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot Watt University, Queen Margaret University and the renowned Russell Group University of Edinburgh. It also offers strong employment prospects, owing to an increasing population and thriving financial, technology, hospitality and tourism sectors, evident in it's 51% student retention rate.

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a well-connected

city location

Alongside an intricate network of bus links, Leith benefits from access to the newly extended tram system, providing a seamless journey to Edinburgh’s West End, Old Town and city centre, alongside Edinburgh’s four universities and their respective campuses.

This optimised connectivity has significantly enhanced Leith as a location for student housing, providing students with the opportunity to enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Leith, whilst being no more than 20 minutes by tram from the University of Edinburgh, ranked #22 in QS World University Rankings.
10 minutes
city centre
20 minutes
The University
of Edinburgh
The train through Shore Station in Edinburgh
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HUB is a progressive developer creating living places, ensuring that communities can thrive, now and into the future. Established in 2012, HUB has over 6,000 homes completed or under development across the UK, with a focus on high-quality PBSA and BTR living schemes.

Through their long term partnership with Bridges Fund Management, HUB have been able to deliver distinctive, people-centric developments that transform neighbourhoods and leave them flourishing.
HUB has successfully transacted 10 institutional Forward Funds with an aggregate GDV of £1bn with partners including L&G, L&Q, Get Living and Realstar.
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