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Publican hopes Gorgie flats plan will be a shoe-in

January 4 2017

Publican hopes Gorgie flats plan will be a shoe-in
Plans have been submitted for the creation of 11 flats on the site of Gorgie’s Horseshoe Inn, entailing complete demolition of the converted Victorian workshop by the pub’s owner.

Consisting of boxed out sections of bronze cladding, curved Trespa and dark coloured zinc cladding, aluminium and render the replacement scheme would adopt an L-plan and rise through four storeys to better define the Hutchison Crossway junction.

In a planning statement Format Design observed: “These materials have been selected to provide a distinctive high quality building which will create a landmark gateway building which along with the curved tenement to the north will be a distinct feature at this major road junction. It is hoped that this will be seen as the main entrance to the Gorgie Area. It will be a building more in keeping with the scale of this large junction site.”

The flats have also been conceived to help mask an ‘uninspiring gable’ of a neighbouring flatted block.
The flats would front an important arterial route into Edinburgh
The flats would front an important arterial route into Edinburgh


King Brood
#1 Posted by King Brood on 4 Jan 2017 at 16:54 PM
The state of architecture in 2017....
Sir Ano
#2 Posted by Sir Ano on 4 Jan 2017 at 17:04 PM
Keep the Horseshoe Inn!
#3 Posted by CADMonkey on 4 Jan 2017 at 18:00 PM
Why are Convery Prenty mentioned as the architects?
From the Planning Portal this scheme seems to have been prepared by "Format Building Design".
It doesn't look like an architect has winked at it.
#4 Posted by willothewisp on 5 Jan 2017 at 19:30 PM
Oh dear. Epic Fail.
#5 Posted by Terra on 13 Jan 2017 at 21:35 PM
That's a shame, it's a lovely wee building with character.
Urban Realm
#6 Posted by Urban Realm on 18 Feb 2017 at 15:12 PM
#3 Apologies for the muddle. Format Design are indeed the designers. I've updated the piece as such.

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