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Canonmills Garden homes sail through planning

May 15 2017

Canonmills Garden homes sail through planning
Sheppard Robson Architects have won planning consent to build 180 flats, maisonettes and town houses on a brownfield site overlooking Edinburgh’s Water of Leith.

Canonmills Garden is being driven by Artisan REI to transition from the river to the New Town by way of four separate blocks of accommodation arranged around a garden square.

Where it meets the river the scheme will be broken down in order to manage the transition between differently scaled buildings at either end. A public footpath will offer pedestrian links north and south and help integrate the project into the city centre.

Adam McGhee partner at Sheppard Robson, commented: “The project has been designed to have two different characters: the inner courtyard which will be the calm and tranquil heart to the development whilst the perimeter has a definite urban character respecting its location and surrounding townscape.”

The project will be finished in brick with timber accents and balconies used to soften and articulate the elevations. Upper levels will appear as a ‘single folded shape’ formed from horizontal metal cladding which has been tonally matched to the brickwork.

1 Comment

Neale Gilhooley
#1 Posted by Neale Gilhooley on 28 May 2017 at 18:20 PM
Does "Sale through" mean that all of the numerous objections were ignored and over ruled?

I'm sure the devil is in the detail.

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