Old Town student flats to repair historic building line
March 9 2017mixed-use structure comprising 283sq/m of commercial space and 83 studio flats for students.
Designed by JM Architects the project will address a number of issues raised by previous proposals to break down the massing into smaller scale elements, vary the roofline and offer an active street frontage.
In their design statement the practice wrote: “The new proposals break the overall massing down into 4 distinct parts along the Calton Road elevation. A recess and courtyard have been created within this facade and the roof heights and roofline are varied.
“The building is surrounded to the north and east by the wooded embankment leading up to Regent Road. Green roofs and living walls have been incorporated into the design to integrate the building with its natural surroundings.”
The new building will be formed from a varied palette of materials including natural stone, timber cladding, render and brick.
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