Unite Students


Will Scarlett has worked with Unite Students for over 15 years, principally in the Edinburgh student market. In this period, a series of properties have been bought and sold for student use, including Shrub House (acquired and then sold), Murano Place (acquired and then sold), 130 McDonald Road (sold), Baxters Place (sold) and the Homebase on St Leonards Street (acquired).

St Leonard’s

102 St Leonard’s Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9RD

  • Student Housing Site
  • Approx. 0.7ha (1.72 acres)
  • Acquired for UNITE Students who obtained consent for 581 beds
  • Salisbury Court opened in 2016

Will Scarlett identified and acted on behalf of UNITE Students in the acquisition of the former Homebase site on an unconditional basis. (2014 – at previous agency firm)

“UNITE Students have worked with Will for over 10 years in the Scottish market for both sale and acquisition of development particularly in Edinburgh.  We trust his judgement and value his exceptional market intelligence.”

Roscoe Chubb
Investment Director – Unite Students