Office to residential conversion tabled for Edinburgh townhouses
June 20 2016historic terrace at Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, as part of a conversion from office to residential.
Currently untenanted the office space was carved out of the shell of two Georgian town houses in the 1960’s during which all internal period features were removed to allow insertion of a new concrete structure.
As part of this work an unsympathetic rear façade will be rebuilt in sandstone and a mews building on Northumberland Place Lane will be reinstated to provide replacement office space. It is also proposed to create a ‘glazed pod’ as part of a penthouse roof terrace.
In their design statement the architects noted: “The treatment of the rear façade is contemporary and although we have respected the scale and proportions of the adjoining building, it would be inappropriate to use a traditional Georgian style or material.”
Car parking to the rear of the property will be retained following the work but with new surface treatments and areas of soft landscaping to minimise contrast with neighbouring gardens.
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