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Students bed down in Holyrood Road postgraduate housing

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November 14 2014

Students bed down in Holyrood Road postgraduate housing
Students have begun moving into a 248 bed postgraduate housing complex on Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, following completion of works on behalf of the University of Edinburgh.

Arranged around a split-level courtyard the Richard Murphy Architects and Buro Happold designed scheme is formed primarily of six person apartments, access being provided by open balconies and two suspended spiral stairs.

In a statement the architects said: “Most apartments have communal kitchens at significant urban corners and internal circulation is generally day-lit and single sided.  An upper level terrace is available for all students. Most rooms have the distinctive projecting window bay which we are happy to see is already being colonised by students as a window seats.”

Costed at £12m it forms the first phase of a John Hope Architect’s master plan for the Old Town which includes a JM and Oberlanders block at Holyrood North.
Students have wasted no time in colonising a series of window seats
Students have wasted no time in colonising a series of window seats
The brick skinned block replaces a number of surplus university buildings
The brick skinned block replaces a number of surplus university buildings

2 Comments

Rem-Job
#1 Posted by Rem-Job on 14 Nov 2014 at 13:59 PM
But freshers week was months ago?......
Material Police
#2 Posted by Material Police on 14 Nov 2014 at 14:10 PM
That ain't brick Urban Realm....look closely. Scored Conc panels?...
Good scheme for difficult corner site....

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