Canonmills builders yard to make way for 142 student flats
August 4 2022
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.
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