Plans for Gorgie Road townhouses emerge
February 10 2017two redundant industrial buildings and a three storey office block on Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, to make room for new residential infill.
Designed by Bracewell Stirling Connsulting the scheme will provide 19, three storey townhouses bounded by the B-listed St Aidan’s Parish Church and the Water of Leith.
Explaining their design the architects observed: “The housing is intentionally designed in a contemporary fashion finished in a mix of coloured brick, roughcast, cladding panels and metal roofing.
“This combination is intended to resemble the historical industrial use of the site, threading the variety of finishes from the existing residential neighbouring buildings together and at eh same time stating a distinctive architectural feel in this location.
“The houses are carefully sited to avoid overlooking of existing houses and both frame and provide visual security of public spaces.”
Taking the form of terracing and semi-detached homes the scheme will front a new public space with private gardens to the rear.
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