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Office to residential trend continues with Edinburgh townhouse conversion

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March 29 2017

Office to residential trend continues with Edinburgh townhouse conversion
Lewis & Hickey Architects are to lead the conversion of 7 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, back to residential use after applying for listed building consent to discontinue use of the A-listed townhouse as offices.

The work will see the space remodeled internally to form 10 apartments by repositioning doorways and partition walls together with the installation of new dormer windows, parking bays and a basement rear extension.

This will serve to restore the original layout as far as possible, enhancing retained cornicing and full-height windows, by embracing an open-plan design.

Outlining the rationale behind their rear extension the architects observed: “With historical precedent for rear extensions around the square, to the rear of the proposed basement flat, a small, understated extension is proposed within a secure garden area, fully enclosed by a new timber and steel fence/sliding gate. The extension significantly improves the interior quality of the flat by extending the footprint to create a bright, open plan living space.”

New dormers are intended to follow the rhythm of neighbouring facades and will be finished in lead and slate with a contemporary feel.
The west end townhouse sits next to the RIAS headquarters
The west end townhouse sits next to the RIAS headquarters

2 Comments

CADMonkey
#1 Posted by CADMonkey on 29 Mar 2017 at 16:52 PM
It will be interesting to see what HES and CEC Listed Buildings say about adding boxy dormer windows onto the front of a Cat A Listed Building.
Daniel
#2 Posted by Daniel on 31 Mar 2017 at 15:27 PM
New parking bays when it's LITERALLY at the end of Princes Street. Save me from this smoggy future, please.

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