Second round proposals presented for Water of Leith flats
December 12 2016
Overlooking the Water of Leith the properties aim to reflect the light industrial character of the area in their use of brick, wood and metal, adopting a courtyard arrangement to create private gardens whilst maintaining permeability.
Colony housing will be included in the mix as well as a pedestrian/cycle route threaded through the buildings.
Artisan wrote of their planned scheme: “The site will be permeable along the east and west edges, the eastern edge will have an informal woodland character and the western edge will have a more formal public realm character. Wherever possible green roofs
will be incorporated in the development.
“The central courtyard is conceived as a communal open space defined by lawn, water feature and communal space containing growing beds, barbeque areas and a viewing point overlooking the Water of Leith.”
A quarter of all flats on the site will be classed as affordable and managed by a local housing association.
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