Up to 250 homes planned for Powderhall
June 16 2022
The City of Edinburgh Council has opened a public consultation governing the development of the former Powderhall Waste Transfer Station for mixed tenure housing.
Early proposals from Cruden Building with Smith Scott Mullan Architects follow up the earlier refurbishment of a listed stables block and delivery of a nursery and older people's housing with up to 250 homes of which 45% would be affordable.
Accommodation will be spread across five blocks of between three and six storeys set back from the Water of Leith with a civic square fronting St Mark's Path and Broughton Road. Shared surface streets would encourage cycling and walking with a segregated active travel link connecting directly to Redbraes Park.
All buildings will include a blue-green roof with mounted solar panels to power common areas and stairs while enhancing biodiversity.
The design team includes Hulley & Kirkwood; Will Rudd Davidson and Hardies.
A disused railway line splitting the development site from Redbraes Park could be turned into a cycle route
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