Leith backcourt in line for 11 mews properties
September 26 201611 backcourt mews properties off Edinburgh’s Bernard Street on behalf of J&M Cameron Properties.
Encompassing three separate sites the scheme will also entail conversion of two B-listed office buildings to residential use with the new build element taking the place of a former office extension.
This seeks to form an inner courtyard by defining the perimeter of existing backcourts with a contemporary zinc and untreated larch clad addition with each flat having access to its own private external space.
In their design statement the architects observed: “There is a charming tradition in Edinburgh where contemporary mews designs are located behind grander stone faced buildings which in turn face the public street. Many of these mews delight on discovery, and allow architects to explore relevant design themes including sustainable use of materials.
“In this project the site lies behind impressive historic (and listed) stone faced buildings on Bernard Street. There is an opportunity to design a contemporary mews building which creates its own welcoming ambience.”
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