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Fresh wave of Craigmillar homes on the horizon

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November 27 2015

Fresh wave of Craigmillar homes on the horizon
CCG and EDI Group PARC Craigmillar have submitted proposals for 121 terraced and flatted homes at Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh.

This sees new build flats arranged in a single four storey terrace framed by two L-plan ‘corner’ elements fronting the main road, behind which will be situated clusters of terraced housing.

In their design statement Halliday Fraser Munro commented: “The main material will be facing brick in a pale cream tone to the terraced units and the flats in order to provide a consistence across the development with smooth white render as an alternative material in selected low traffic areas.”

Prominent gables will be given windows to enhance activation with feature infill rain screen cladding panels used to vary the front elevation.
Ian White Associates have been appointed as landscape architect for the development
Ian White Associates have been appointed as landscape architect for the development
The new development follows the template laid out by an Anderson Bell + Christie masterplan
The new development follows the template laid out by an Anderson Bell + Christie masterplan

5 Comments

Stevie Steve
#1 Posted by Stevie Steve on 27 Nov 2015 at 13:11 PM
grim
SAM_not_so_Wise
#2 Posted by SAM_not_so_Wise on 27 Nov 2015 at 15:15 PM
I know this area well...I should, I live here! If you have been around these parts recently you will see the amount of new developments popping up is vast, and I don't mind seeing this as it has been in need of improvement for a long time. Niddrie and Craigmillar don't exactly have the best reputation, however for someone like myself (mid twenties and just out of uni), it was the ideal place to move to as the prices are respectable for Edinburgh and it is a good location (i.e. transport routes around the city). Ok, so they aren't architectural gems by any means, but what these offer are great starter homes for someone like myself, or for those less fortunate who need a helping hand.
Bill S
#3 Posted by Bill S on 27 Nov 2015 at 16:34 PM
I wonder if this is what Mr Fraser has been brought on to try and sell?
Basho
#4 Posted by Basho on 28 Nov 2015 at 15:32 PM
It's beige and its boxy. What's not to like?
bonvivant
#5 Posted by bonvivant on 4 Dec 2015 at 09:56 AM
1. I'm afraid to say that it looks like everything Malcolm railed against in the past.
2. I trust that the images were produced before the landscape architect was brought in.
3. Remind me to enhance the activation in my gables in future.

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