Dalry student housing scheme set to rise
May 29 2015
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.
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