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Canonmills builders yard to make way for 142 student flats

August 4 2022

Canonmills builders yard to make way for 142 student flats

Detailed plans have been drawn up for the delivery of purpose-built student accommodation at Eyre Place, Edinburgh, following a public consultation.

Fletcher Joseph Architects with Optimised Environments propose to replace a builders merchant with 142 studio flats and nine townhouses occupying a linear yard extending along Eyre Place Lane.

The plan calls for a new 2m wide footway to open up the interior as well as a front access pend below a 'feature facade' fronting Eyre Place with the elongated site split into two development zones.

In a statement of design intent, the applicant wrote: "The proposals look to create a sawtooth roofscape, which reflects the diversity of buildings in the local area, and breaks down the massing, avoiding large sections of flat roofs. Where possible, blue/green roofs will be incorporated along with solar panels.

"A feature facade will address Eyre Place to continue on the streetscape scape and address the street as this is a major route connecting two local centres..."

Massing will step down in height towards a run of townhouses to the rear with the proposed palette combining elements of sandstone, brick and standing seam grey cladding as well as gold-effect cladding to pick out entrance areas.  


randall sloan
#1 Posted by randall sloan on 4 Aug 2022 at 13:18 PM
"A feature facade", this must be a spelling mistake, surely it should read "featureLESS facade"... how banal
#2 Posted by Ben on 5 Aug 2022 at 11:53 AM
Cheap and nasty....what is wrong with architects and developers in Edinburgh? Must everything be so grim and bleak that they propose? Athens of the North is fast becoming Birmingham of the North instead.
#3 Posted by SneckieMun on 5 Aug 2022 at 14:51 PM
That cladding looks alarmingly similar to FJAs Dundee Street project, which is the worst specification I've ever seen.
#4 Posted by Me on 6 Aug 2022 at 11:53 AM
Can't you find more interesting projects to write about?
This newsletter seems to be a catalogue of the banal.

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