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Edinburgh 'post-graduate urban village' nears completion

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August 28 2015

Edinburgh 'post-graduate urban village' nears completion
Work to build 924 student flats as well as a collection of bars, shops, restaurants and office space is progressing apace at Holyrood North, the latest student housing led project to take shape in Edinburgh.

Conceived as six individual blocks, four of which have been designed by Oberlanders and two by JM Architects; the £50m ‘post-graduate urban village’ slots into the wider John Hope master plan for the area.

This seeks to activate Holyrood Road through placement of an outreach centre, café, retail to create a mix of uses along the southern flank of the development whilst presenting a public face to the wider accommodation within.

A material palette of blonde sandstone, tan, cream and charcoal brickwork has been chosen with recessed and projecting elements to enliven the streetscape.

Landscaping is being carried out by HarrisonStevens as landscape architects with construction undertaken by Balfour Beatty. The project is scheduled to begin welcoming residents from next month.
The project stands opposite Richard Murphy's Holyrood South
The project stands opposite Richard Murphy's Holyrood South
The scheme aims to bring life to this section of the Old Town
The scheme aims to bring life to this section of the Old Town

1 Comment

Wee G The Weedgie
#1 Posted by Wee G The Weedgie on 31 Aug 2015 at 11:13 AM
I bet I can tell which is JM and which is Oberlanders..... hmmm....

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