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Edinburgh primary school conversion tabled

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January 15 2015

Edinburgh primary school conversion tabled
A disused annexe of Towerbank Primary School, Portobello, is to be converted into six homes under plans drawn up by the Holstead Lukas Partnership after the property was put on the market by Edinburgh City Council.

A planning application calls for retention of a stone built property fronting  Bath Street to form four homes together with the demolition of an unsympathetic connecting block to the rear to make way for useable outdoor space – together with modifications to a secondary building in order to create two semi-detached homes.

In their design statement HLP said: “We recognise the Planning and historical significance and pleasing proportions of the front (North) elevation to Bath Street and intend to retain the front elevation as it currently exists. This would include Stone boundary walls and railings, steps, windows doors etc. There would be some window modifications to Bath Street Lane (East) elevation and south elevations, but these would be carried out in a style and material appropriate to the existing structure.”
Alterations are intended to be sympathetic to the former school
Alterations are intended to be sympathetic to the former school
Rear elevations will be finished in wet dash render under natural slate roofs
Rear elevations will be finished in wet dash render under natural slate roofs

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