Developer looks to clean up with Portobello flats plan
December 5 2016heart of Edinburgh’s Portobello conservation area.
Brought forward by Figgate Street Developments the scheme will sit at the junction of Portobello High Street and Figgate Street, taking the form of twin three storey blocks conjoined by a central access stair.
In their design statement the architects noted: “The proposed development has a contemporary appearance. It exploits the use of tall and wide glazed doors and windows to the living areas and the bedrooms to maximise light and help provide informal supervision of the street.
“The recessed balconies enrich the street frontage, enhancing both the proposed flats and the streetscape. Furthermore, the proposed integrated balconies offer the opportunity to set back the windows from the site boundary and the public footpath.”
Faced in buff brick with vertical timber cladding and roughcast render to the rear with a ‘recessed dark grey render band’ marking transition between the two elements.’
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