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Final phase plans emerge for Edinburgh's Moredun & Hyvot

September 2 2015

Final phase plans emerge for Edinburgh's Moredun & Hyvot
Cruden Homes and Dunedin Canmore have teamed up for the delivery of 24 affordable homes above three retail units on a brownfield site at Gilmerton Dykes Street, Edinburgh.

Assist Design Architects have prepared plans for the final phase of the regeneration of Moredun and Hyvot, backing onto elevated ground which will be used as a communal garden area, overlooked by south facing metal communal decks.

In their design statement Assist wrote: “The building is bedded in to the slope of the site and utilises the back wall of the retail units to retain the site at the lower level. Access to the flats above is via a south facing communal deck, reached from either the pedestrian link on Hyvot Green or the footpath which bounds the site to the east.

“Given the site’s prominent location we seek to construct the building from two tones of brick to create a hard wearing and robust feel. Dark grey windows and doors will create a strong contrast.”

This phase was originally conceived as being solely retail/commercial but this was switched to mixed use owing to a lack of demand.


#1 Posted by james on 2 Sep 2015 at 14:34 PM
Malapropisms are the boys -

'...We seek to construct the building from two tonnes of brick...'

But there is a pattern emerging here with all of these stories, as they say - mebbe the 10's are the new 70's? (except the 70's were infinitely more inventive) whereas right dreich and drab is about all you could say about the 10's.

How pointless and sad all these buildings are. For a moment I thought I was looking at Project Scotland. What is the matter with all you people out there?

Chin. Chin.
Nick Findlay-Coulson
#2 Posted by Nick Findlay-Coulson on 2 Sep 2015 at 21:29 PM
Ooft! These designs make Taylor Wimpy look like Zaha Hadid.
Timid 'architecture' of the worst kind.
Charlie Laidlaw
#3 Posted by Charlie Laidlaw on 3 Sep 2015 at 10:44 AM
Banal. So sad.
#4 Posted by zander on 3 Sep 2015 at 12:59 PM
I live in a building which looks just like this, It was built in 1993, and hasn't aged well….
Majka K
#5 Posted by Majka K on 4 Sep 2015 at 15:30 PM
Why has creativity gone out of architecture? Or is it just up to the builders to decide what should go up?

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