Small sites initiative roll out continues with Royston homes
January 10 201746 flats on a brownfield site at Royston, Edinburgh.
Part of a wider programme to deliver 40,000 affordable and mid-market homes across the city over the coming decade the scheme will take the form of a three storey flatted block with generous communal gardens fronting a new street connecting Royston Mains Avenue with Boswell Parkway.
This will step down to two storeys in height toward the south-east corner of the plot in deference to an existing single storey property.
In their design statement Barton Willmore observed: “At prominent corners of the urban block, corners terminate in gable features in order to create visual interest and character at gateway points.
“Additionally, the long elevation to the west is visually broken up by protruding gables, helping to minimise the visual length of the block. These gable corners and feature gables are a prominent repeating feature in the area as well as in the church to the east, so we have utilised this language to help knit the proposals into the neighbourhood character.”
The finished scheme will be composed of white render and facing brick.
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