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Woodland apartments to complete Edmonstone Estate jigsaw

May 26 2022

Woodland apartments to complete Edmonstone Estate jigsaw

Plans for the final phase of a residential masterplan for Edinburgh's Edmonstone Estate have been shared by Alba Developments and 7N Architects.

The detailed designs constitute the final piece in the jigsaw of the 68-acre estate, with five apartment blocks offering 176 homes in total completing development in the grounds of Edmonstone House.

Nestled within a clearing in Edmonstone Woods the plans include a pavilion block positioned within the ruins of a former stable block that provides 339sq/m of commercial space.

Emphasising outdoor amenity the plans make provision for extensive amenity gardens connecting to publicly accessible woodland trails around the site perimeter. Car parking and services will be positioned in basements where possible to minimise intrusion upon the landscape.

Shane Tickelpenny, MD of Alba Developments commented: “We are delighted to be submitting this application for approval of detailed design issues for these 176 homes. This is an incredibly exciting new development and will support the high demand for the delivery of much-needed homes in a superb location, neighbouring the Edinburgh BioQuarter and excellent transport links."

Separate applications are in train for 312 homes under phases 3 and 4 by Avant Homes, including 85 homes by Sanctuary Housing Association. A further 370 homes, 35 per cent of which will be affordable, are to be delivered by Hunter Ardent Developments in phases 1 and 2.

Once all five phases are complete the Edmonstone Estate will be home to over 850 homes under planning permission in principle granted in 2015 and later revised in 2021. 

Wraparound terraces will maximise woodland views for all homes
Wraparound terraces will maximise woodland views for all homes


#1 Posted by Philip on 26 May 2022 at 10:39 AM
Although the material palette is disappointingly dull/ standard, buff brick/ umber grey natch, I very much like the concept and building interaction with landscape. The terraces and suspension above the landscape feels very continental and I think, works well for this site.
With a bit more architectural distinction, this could be very nice indeed..
#2 Posted by Peter on 26 May 2022 at 11:24 AM
It's light years ahead from what's being offered in Glasgow. What a shame.
James Hepburn
#3 Posted by James Hepburn on 31 May 2022 at 10:49 AM
They look nice. pity we don't have anything like that in Glasgow where house builders are terrible.

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