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100 homes to cap off Edinburgh’s Quartermile development

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January 23 2017

 100 homes to cap off Edinburgh’s Quartermile development
Quartermile Ventures have submitted proposals for the creation of 102 flats and 302sq/m of ground floor retail space at Quartermile, Edinburgh, on land off Porters Walk.

Taking the form of two ten storey glass and metal blocks designed by Foster & Partners the scheme is the final phase of a masterplan consented back in 2005 with subsequent design development introducing a network of streets, lanes and paths to improve connectivity.

In their design statement the architects said: ”The buildings do not seek to disguise that they are twenty first century structures, but the fabric proposed for them and for the landscape has been carefully considered in terms of its relationship with the historic context.

Sensitivity to the location is expressed, not by mimicry, but by careful selection of materials and details. This approach seeks to enhance the intrinsic qualities of the existing building, both those enclosing the site and set within the vicinity.”

Located directly behind the clock tower of David Bryce’s Royal infirmary the project seeks to mereg the planning principles of the New Town with the scale and density of the Old Town.
A central avenue will frame views of the former hospital
A central avenue will frame views of the former hospital

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