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JM submit Edinburgh student residences proposal

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November 25 2013

JM submit Edinburgh student residences proposal
Plans to erect a new student residential scheme in Newington, Edinburgh, have been submitted by Buile Developments.

Situated between Lutton Place and Bernard Terrace the development would deliver 122 flats ranging in size from three to six bedrooms and consists of two main elements; a tenement scale intervention to the front with smaller mews style properties to the rear.

Designed by JM Architects the scheme has been massed to respond to the proportions of adjoining tenements with projecting elements intended to enliven the street frontage, which benefits from landscaped gardens thanks to a set-back building line.

Sandstone panels have been selected to emulate the materiality of neighbouring Georgian and Victorian tenements in the South Side Conservation Area whilst a continuous white precast string course at every floor level accentuates the buildings horizontal nature.

To the rear a series of mews-style properties finished in render and timber will benefit from their own landscaped green roofs and private courtyards, replacing an existing car park and light industrial units.

3 Comments

Sean
#1 Posted by Sean on 27 Nov 2013 at 19:00 PM
Yet another example to highlight the modern disregard for 'Conservation Zones', and the flair, creativity and more to the point respect of globalised architects. You can truly see the value of each and every year spent in training with such a groundbreaking design, congratulations!!!

At least we know that without directed interference the Georgian and Victorian neighbours will remain long after this has fallen.
Ian Nairn Jr
#2 Posted by Ian Nairn Jr on 28 Nov 2013 at 08:58 AM
At least they've had the sense to try and hide some of it behind trees. One can only hope they're a fast-growing species.
Bob, Agg & Willie
#3 Posted by Bob, Agg & Willie on 9 May 2015 at 15:28 PM
I'm not saying this is great example of contemporary architecture for a conservation area, but its Georgian and Victorian neighbours are very little to shout about it.
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