Where are we?
Edinburgh Student Housing Cooperative is made up of two properties (28 & 34 Wright’s Houses), located on either side of The Golf Tavern in Bruntsfield, with great views across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows. Edinburgh University is a 15 minute walk away, or five minutes on a bike, and Edinburgh Napier is just up the road. Local bus routes also help members get down to Heriot Watt or the Royal Agricultural College in no time at all.
The properties contain a total of 24 flats. All flats have 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms. In total there are 106 bedrooms. Seventeen of the flats are in the larger building; seven are in the smaller.
The view from from the coop is green, mountainous and spectacular.
Each building has a large lower level, both of which we are in the process of redeveloping into multi-purpose communal space. 28’s basement, with a capacity for just over a hundred, has seen many a night of fun, fairylights and frollocking. We host all manner of societies, gatherings, workshops and events; from sexual health education classes to yoga, Disco Soups and touring performers, environmentalist forums and even the odd birthday party.
We are currently working with some great architects and planners to transform these spaces into well-insulated and dynamic community spaces, rather than the car-park and storage spaces we initially had.
A shared launderette with washing machines and dryers is freely accessible to members in the lower level of building 34. It’s also where you can go to when you need to stock up from the mountains of toilet roll and gallons of eco-friendly detergent that we bulk buy.