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Warehouse to residential transformation of Bonnington continues apace

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March 23 2017

Warehouse to residential transformation of Bonnington continues apace
Queensberry Properties and Gilberts Architects are proposing to meet continued residential demand at Edinburgh’s Bonnington district, with plans for the delivery of 52 flats on the former Bonnington Mills.

Situated on the south bank of the Water of Leith off Newhaven Road the scheme will be built to a density of 146 units per hectare arranged over three blocks of up to five storeys.

In a statement the architects wrote: “The proposed development is intended to provide high quality, sustainable homes within an increasingly popular and attractive area of the city. The design of the flats aims to compliment the character of the surrounding architecture, while conforming to the scale, massing and density suggested in the council’s Bonnington development brief.

“The proposals aim to create a positive landmark at the prominent junction of Newhaven Road and the Water of Leith, with a development which is in keeping with the local setting and in compliance with planning guidance.”

An area of open space will be retained to serve as an amenity for residents offering a landscaped seating area with river views, the majority of occupiers will also have their own external balcony or terrace.
Blocks will be flat roofed to reflect surrounding warehouses
Blocks will be flat roofed to reflect surrounding warehouses
Elevations will be formed from buff coloured multi-brick and render
Elevations will be formed from buff coloured multi-brick and render

3 Comments

Billy
#1 Posted by Billy on 24 Mar 2017 at 08:36 AM
Dreadful. 0 character 0 architecture 0 landscaping.
C.Dinnis
#2 Posted by C.Dinnis on 24 Mar 2017 at 12:05 PM
My concern is that the proposal lacks architectural detail in relation to roof eave detail. Please can we have some intellectual design thought as how this detail can be done as if done correctly will add considerable character to the whole project.
Bonvivant
#3 Posted by Bonvivant on 29 Mar 2017 at 15:51 PM
As the current derelict paper mill was being converted to small and start-up business use in the 90's we had our practice office there; a wonderfully eclectic and characterful collection of buildings. This proposal is a truly retrograde step in both architecture and cityscape, let alone the loss of diversity of use in the area.

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