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Ian Springford completes Magdalene Drive church hall and housing

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December 13 2013

Ian Springford completes Magdalene Drive church hall and housing
Ian Springford Architects have completed a new build church hall for St Martin’s Parish Church, alongside a development of 12 flats and 11 houses, for Port of Leith Housing Association.

Occupying the plot of the original 1950s church building the scheme provides the congregation with a smaller, more flexible space for worship whilst also freeing up land for housing.

Finished in a uniform multi0hued brick to give enliven the developments simple forms the buildings are highly insulated with very high levels of air tightness.

Windows are triple glazed to reduce heat loss and energy usage whilst high efficiency condensing gas boilers have been installed together with photovoltaic panels.

New flats relate to an existing four storey block whilst the church reconciles a reduction in levels to existing bungalows to the west.
New housing is grouped into terraced blocks
New housing is grouped into terraced blocks
Terraced housing fronts onto a shared space
Terraced housing fronts onto a shared space

3 Comments

Lee Ivett
#1 Posted by Lee Ivett on 13 Dec 2013 at 20:10 PM
top job
John Mackenzie
#2 Posted by John Mackenzie on 16 Dec 2013 at 16:58 PM
nice work Ian - looks great!
Stef3d
#3 Posted by Stef3d on 17 Dec 2013 at 12:26 PM
Restrained and well considered.

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