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Queensberry press ahead with £50m Edinburgh residential scheme

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December 10 2013

Queensberry press ahead with £50m Edinburgh residential scheme
Queensberry, a joint venture between Buccleugh and Cruden Homes, has announced it has teamed up with Telereal Trillium to develop 81 new flats and townhouses on a 4.9 acre site in Edinburgh’s Morningside.

The £50m scheme, designed by Michael laird Architects, will entail demolition of the C(s)-listed Woodcroft Telephone Exchange to make way for a residential development of 24 townhouses  and 57 flats arranged in a series of blocks rising up to five storeys in height.

Built in the 1960’s the derelict structure is described as ‘competent, rather than outstanding’ and will be replaced with a stone, dark grey metal panel, glass and timber clad design intended to respect the adjoining Merchiston and Greenhill conservation area.

The existing site boundary and mature trees will be maintained, within which will be set a mix of private and communal garden spaces will be incorporated throughout the development.
A palette of stone, timber, glass and metal panels has been chosen
A palette of stone, timber, glass and metal panels has been chosen
Green spaces will feature prominently in the new development
Green spaces will feature prominently in the new development

Replacement buildings will be of a lower scale than the existing telephone exchange
Replacement buildings will be of a lower scale than the existing telephone exchange

1 Comment

Fraser Campbell
#1 Posted by Fraser Campbell on 11 Dec 2013 at 21:04 PM
How 57 flats can be 5 storeys high and " a lower scale than the existing telephone exchange" is a mystery to me and other local residents.

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