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Edinburgh gap site to be plugged by new retail offer

January 19 2016

Edinburgh gap site to be plugged by new retail offer
A long standing brownfield site on Edinburgh’s Craighall Road is to be filled after West Coast Estates secured planning permission for a £2m mixed use redevelopment of a former garage and pub.

Drawn up by Arc Riley Consulting on behalf of West Coast Estates to designs originally prepared by Kerr Baxter Associates the scheme will see the principle elevation of the existing structure re-rendered and remodelled to provide two commercial units and three studio flats.

Elevations to the north and south will be clad in powder coated aluminium and timber.

Speaking to Invest Edinburgh West Coast Estates director Iftikar Mian said: “The plan is to create a modern 14,000 sqft development comprising a neighbourhood supermarket, children’s nursery and residential apartments.

“This particular site has sat unused for five years, so it will be great to breathe new life into it.”


#1 Posted by mick on 19 Jan 2016 at 22:44 PM
Do Urban Design exert any degree of editorial policy concerning project announcement articles. Before you answer please check out the credentials and output standards of Arc Riley Consulting......I rest my case................
#2 Posted by Ruddy on 20 Jan 2016 at 08:29 AM
In other news, The UPVC Conservatory built for Mrs Miggins from Milngavie has been completed.
RIBA Stirling Prize officials will no doubt be paying close attention to both these projects.
With such strong contenders for the 2016 prize being completed so early in the year it must bode well for a bumper year for Architecture.
Art Vandelay
#3 Posted by Art Vandelay on 20 Jan 2016 at 09:11 AM
How many children is that nursery supposed to accommodate? Six?
#4 Posted by Shocked on 20 Jan 2016 at 17:35 PM
Arc's only responsible for the elev, the original design 14/02023/FUL to include a 70 place nursery at lower ground with an external covered play area - read open basement underneath pokey 3 flats - was penned by Kerr Baxter assoc (Glasgow).
Urban Realm
#5 Posted by Urban Realm on 21 Jan 2016 at 15:43 PM
Mick - Projects such as this are presented impartially as news with no comment on the design merits or lack thereof. They are not intended to read as a design review but merely offer a daily snapshot of construction related activity. Readers are free to make their own minds up on the former.

It would be great to fill these pages with world beating designs but there simply isn't the volume of work out there to make that possible.

I've amended the design accreditation

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