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Dalry student housing scheme set to rise

May 29 2015

Dalry student housing scheme set to rise
CCG have begun construction work on a 234 bed student apartment build at Orwell Terrace, Dalry, designed by Allan Murray Architects on behalf of Develop Cityheart.

Utilising off-site construction techniques the £7m build will cater for students at Edinburgh Napier University, replacing a former warehouse with a campus of three buildings defined by a signature cylindrical block.

In their design statement the architects noted: “The proposals are for predominantly light coloured brick to the public facades. Large floor to ceiling windows, similar in scale to traditional tenements, will light the bedrooms; the living spaces will benefit from generous areas of glazing. Timber coloured panels will be used in certain sections within a gridded design to create richness and strength to key parts of the elevations. The less ‘public’ elevations will be in a panel or render finish.”

Located close to Haymarket Station overlooking Dalry Park the scheme should attain a BREEAM Very Good rating.

A further 178 student apartments will be delivered in tandem at the former Willowbank Primary, Glasgow, with both schemes set to welcome their first tenants in September 2016.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Stephen on 6 Jun 2015 at 14:22 PM
Looks fairly inoffensive, (which is meant to be a compliment). I like that it's not trying too hard and has (historically) respectful proportions. Why did it need a 'signature cylindrical block' though? Drum shaped buildings are for grain silos and Mario Botta. Can't say I've ever liked or understood one.

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