Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy
 

Contractor named for Meadowbank student residences

Bookmark and Share | Send to friend

February 12 2018

Contractor named for Meadowbank student residences
Fortis Developments have appointed Hardies to deliver a Hackland + Dore designed student accommodation block at Stanley Street, Edinburgh, approved on appeal back in September 2016.

Planners had initially refused consent on the grounds that it would have a detrimental impact on surrounding air quality and was out of scale with its neighbours but this was overturned by the Scottish government.

This clears the way for Hardies to begin delivery of a 93-unit scheme in the Meadowbank district of the city, taking the form of a linear brick-clad block conceived to create a continuous urban frontage to Stanley Place.

It is hoped to have the block up and ready for the summer 2019 intake of students.

Circulation spaces will double as an acoustic barrier with the adjacent railway
Circulation spaces will double as an acoustic barrier with the adjacent railway
Lounges and amenity spaces would be positioned along the south elevation
Lounges and amenity spaces would be positioned along the south elevation

8 Comments

Stevie Steve
#1 Posted by Stevie Steve on 12 Feb 2018 at 13:22 PM
Well that looks just terrible...
Ghost
#2 Posted by Ghost on 12 Feb 2018 at 14:21 PM
Is it made out of Weetabix? Blurgh......
happy camper
#3 Posted by happy camper on 12 Feb 2018 at 15:13 PM
...I would rather live in that camper van in image 2.
Sir Ano
#4 Posted by Sir Ano on 12 Feb 2018 at 16:02 PM
no you wouldn't lets be sensible.
Happier camper
#5 Posted by Happier camper on 12 Feb 2018 at 22:00 PM
#4 quite right a scrappy old Ford! Minimum standard is a Volkswagen....
andy pandy
#6 Posted by andy pandy on 13 Feb 2018 at 13:23 PM
that guy on the bike gets about a bit....

http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/7256/EMA_spearhead_800-home_vision_for_south_east_Edinburgh.html
John Hughes
#7 Posted by John Hughes on 14 Feb 2018 at 15:52 PM
Comment 6. Yes he must be gettting daily fuel from his weetabix
Johngr
#8 Posted by Johngr on 15 Feb 2018 at 14:25 PM
Will someone please explain how a space - for circulation or not - is to provide an acoustic barrier? The government's allowing the appeal weakens the council in try to secure some kind of quality in the appearance and materials externally - we guess the standards internally are appropriate to the isa.

Post your comments

 

All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.

 

Back to February 2018

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.