Housing plans emerge for former Edinburgh sorting office
October 7 2014submitted plans for 175 homes and 2,000sq/ft of commercial space on the site of a former Royal Mail sorting office at Brunswick Road, Edinburgh.
Designed by Ian Springford Architects and Harrison Stevens Landscape Architects the scheme will place apartment blocks in parallel with Brunswick Road to reinforce the street edge
These will be clad in blonde brick with pre cast concrete string courses topped by simple glass pavilions on the roof.
In their design statement Ian Springford say: “The apartment blocks are entered from the car park level at the north of the site and Brunswick Road to the south. Depending on the road level, this is at first floor level for a number of apartment blocks.
“We have used Edinburgh’s New Town as a model for this arrangement with pedestrian bridges connecting street and building. The residential buildings are split into three blocks with landscaped gardens between. These create pedestrian links and permeability through the site from north to south.”
The scheme supercedes an earlier bid to provide 238 new homes on the same plot which was refused planning on the basis of a lack of larger three bedroom homes and poor architectural quality.
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