Listed cottages make way for further Edinburgh student housing
June 9 2015submitted plans on behalf of 83S Ltd to erect a 141 bed student residential development at Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh.
Arranged around a central courtyard the accommodation of colour and varying surface treatments to aid navigation and inject visual interest with unspecified materials of the ‘highest quality’.
In a design statement the architects noted: “The building is interesting to look at and to move around inside with key focal points expressed in all facades, the principal entrance is off one of the key courtyards and is clearly displayed.
“The upper south facing courtyard podium deck is a key central internal point that is fully glazed and west facing to attract maximum natural daylight. Views from the wings are maximised at all times and overlooking a safe garden landscape.”
This work will necessitate the demolition of two C-listed cottages which were deemed not to be of ‘special interest’.
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