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Pilton plans herald Barton Willmore double

October 11 2016

Pilton plans herald Barton Willmore double
Barton Willmore has prepared plans for a 26 home development at Crewe Road Gardens, Pilton, as part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s small sites programme.

Designed to knot into the surrounding streetscape the social housing project takes the form of twin flatted blocks framing a large open space to the north.

In their design statement Barton Willmore observed: “The design driver for this approach is to create a direct relationship to the tenement building opposite, whilst also providing a termination to the view along Crewe Road Gardens and passive surveillance of the existing footpath linking through to Crewe Road North. This also allows the ground to the rear of the site to be fully integrated into the overall design, providing a generously sized communal garden space for residents with existing mature planting and allowing defensible private garden space for ground floor tenants.”

The homes will be faced in grey brick with windows delineated by feature dark brick panels.


A Local Pleb
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 11 Oct 2016 at 23:09 PM
Stripped bare and soulless
#2 Posted by Matt on 12 Oct 2016 at 12:18 PM
Incredibly grim
#3 Posted by Cadmonkey on 12 Oct 2016 at 21:39 PM
Do you think they produced this CGI and thought "hmm that needs a little work", or thought "stuff it that will do"
Loving the way they take inspiration for their window pattern from the (nicer) old council housing on the right.
#4 Posted by Basho on 13 Oct 2016 at 19:09 PM
Barton Willmore seem to be using Siberian labour camps as the design template for all their projects. Its the Small Sites Initiative, without any initiative.

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