Plans have been submitted to build Europe’s largest electric car charging hub in Edinburgh.
Shelborn Asset Management want to build Edinburgh Green, which would include almost 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points available for community use, at the existing site of Drummond House.
The plans include more than 800,000 square feet of office space and a multi-purpose pavilion surrounded by landscaped grounds and a pond.
An initial 170 EV points would be installed, with a further 595 enabled for future use.
The Energy Superhub Oxford is currently the largest electric car charging hub in Europe with more than 400 points.
Shelborn Asset Management, who purchased the site from NatWest Group in 2021, said the development would be able to house more than 7,000 employees.
Director Brian Rabinowitz said: “Sustainability will be at the heart of this development, which promises to be a game-changer by transforming the common perception of what an office workspace should look like.
“As Edinburgh’s market continues to grow post-pandemic, public and private sector occupiers are demanding a better quality workspace which gives their employees better places to work.
“Edinburgh Green is seeking to respond directly to this, creating a new kind of workspace that optimises a well-connected brownfield site, complete with all the amenities and functionality demanded by both employer and employee alike.”
The charging points, which would be made available to the public at evenings and weekends, are part of a wider transport mobility hub, including car club access, public transport links and cycle parking.