Final phase plans emerge for Edinburgh's Moredun & Hyvot
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September 2 2015Gilmerton 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.
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