Leith student housing plans emerge
January 13 2015submission of plans for a 240 bed scheme on the site of disused industrial units at Bothwell Street, Leith, by DPI Ltd.
Designed by McLaren Murdoch & Hamilton chartered architects the scheme will be clad in buff facing brick and cladding panels and is intended to extend the tenement line whilst increasing open space around an existing public park.
In a statement the architects said: “The proposed development respects the scale and character of the townscape and existing tenements. The external design is in-keeping with the vertical pattern of existing tenements. The spatial pattern, size and use of materials complement the existing urban fabric and reinforces the existing character of the street.
“The development will improve the existing streetscape by opening out the narrow street running from Easter Road and also by upgrading and maintaining the park to the north of site. The positioning of the accommodation avoids any overshadowing or loss of privacy to neighbouring properties. The proposal is essentially within the same envelope of the previously minded to grant residential scheme of 2012 and retains the majority of external building materials proposed within the development.”
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