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Updated Edinburgh canalside apartment plan tabled

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June 3 2016

Updated Edinburgh canalside apartment plan tabled
AMA New Town Ltd has submitted updated proposals to develop 11 flats on the site of a redundant industrial unit at Horne Terrace, Edinburgh.

Nestled within a tenement district close to Haymarket Station the scheme abuts the Union Canal which it will address with climber planting and new reed bed to create an ecological niche along the canal bank.

In a design statement Oberlanders architects observed: “The Northern elevation features an open mesh type green wall (climber planting supported by stainless steel rope, rods and / or timber poles) at ground level. This greened surface both allows ventilation to the car parking and creates an ecologically sensible, aesthetically appealing and pleasant aspect at eye level to the canal side.”

Faced in brick with timber balconies the development will adopt a more ‘restrained’ approach to Horne Street frontage with timber clad parking shutters and a feature metal ‘tower’ element.
An oasis of green will be created on the canal bank
An oasis of green will be created on the canal bank
The building line will be extended through some existing industrial buildings
The building line will be extended through some existing industrial buildings

3 Comments

Egbert
#1 Posted by Egbert on 3 Jun 2016 at 13:45 PM
It's not that close to Haymarket Station, UR!
Basho
#2 Posted by Basho on 4 Jun 2016 at 12:43 PM
If there's one thing I like its a really good 'ecological niche'. You can't beat them.
The design looks quite interesting - as do a lot of other developments in Fountainbridge (not Haymarket, which is half a mile away).
However this Oberlanders scheme highlights what a lot of other new buildings are sadly lacking - greenery. Its amazing the difference some decent planting makes, but sadly this is often ignored.
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 6 Jun 2016 at 02:15 AM
Yeah, this seems much better than what's there atm. Also, as Egbert says, it's not that close to Haymarket. That's probably a good mile or so away.

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