Archial crash RMJM brewery
June 4 2009
The plans call for erection of 80 flats on the cleared site, down from a previously tabled 119.
A diverse spectrum of opinion is evident with regard to the subjective qualities of the existing distillers hq from Historic Scotland at one end decreeing: “It is an important office building design heralding new architectural ideals of the burgeoning Post-Modern period of the early 1980’s”.
Less complimentary was architect Maxwell Hutchinson of The Hutchinson Studio Architects who in a critique of the building, stated: “Balfour Stewart House is an initially seductive cosmetic work of architecture which, sadly, is critically flawed in execution.”
Such diverse opinion is unlikely to be evident in S&N’s likely successor, the plans for which can be viewed online via Edinburgh City Council’s planning portal.
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