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JM submit Edinburgh University postgraduate housing plan

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November 19 2014

JM submit Edinburgh University postgraduate housing plan
The University of Edinburgh has submitted postgraduate accommodation plans for 138 students on the site of an existing row of garages and workshops on Meadow Lane off Buccleugh Street in the city’s Southside conservation area.

JM Architects have adopted a range of mews and tenement scale properties in response to secondary and primary routes, with the Meadow Lane elevation defined by vertical and horizontal ashlar stone bands with rubble stone and vertical timber infill.

A gate with feature vertical timber panels connects this element to a five and a half storey ashlar stone tenement facing Buccleugh Street. Rear facades looking out onto an interior courtyard space would be finished in textured brick, render and zinc clad dormers.

In their design statement JM said: “The mews character one and a half storey façade has been designed to ensure that the existing stone wall is prominent with all the new materials (timber and zinc roofing) secondary and set back.

“The re-use of the existing random rubble natural sand stone base follows the weaving street line of Meadow Lane and will create a textured and robust ground level wall finish that sits in harmony with the surrounding built environment. The introduction of feature vertical dormer windows has been introduced to enhance the façade and break up the horizontal nature of the proposed form.”

JM is currently on site with Edinburgh University’s Holyrood North.
A tennemental scale is adopted along Buccleugh Street
A tennemental scale is adopted along Buccleugh Street

4 Comments

Bobby G
#1 Posted by Bobby G on 19 Nov 2014 at 20:01 PM
Looks great, re use of the existing stone walls works well.
neil
#2 Posted by neil on 20 Nov 2014 at 12:31 PM
My only complaint is that I have often looked at that site and had completely different ideas - including retaining more of the existing building (graffitti included). Otherwise nicely done scheme bringing life to a largely ignored area.
Ian Nairn Jr
#3 Posted by Ian Nairn Jr on 21 Nov 2014 at 19:18 PM
At the two storey areas it looks like JM are recycling their Stealth House from Scotland's Housing Expo. Well if it ain't broke etc.
nivison
#4 Posted by nivison on 22 Nov 2014 at 20:49 PM
Surprised they are not putting A1/3 units at ground level on main road...

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