Missing Leith Links homes brought forward
June 13 2017
Delivered in partnership with Cruden Homes and the Teague Group the project will be sandwiched between Leith Links and the docks, forming part of a wider masterplan which could bring up to 600 homes to the industrial area.
In a statement 7N Architects wrote: “The simple brick forms enclose a raised, shared garden space for the resident that conceals car parking and cycle storage below. Inflected edges to the corners of the blocks allow more daylight into the courtyard garden, and views out, whilst giving oblique views of the neighbouring streets and Leith Links from the living spaces. Switchback duplex flats at ground and deck level give active frontages to the streetscape and inhabited edges to the garden.
“The buff grey and red-multi bricks complement the palette of the masterplan whilst acknowledging the existing stone and red brick setting. The modulated base level, with recessed entrances to the flats and stair cores, creates an articulated, sheltering, edge to the street frontage which is also animated with private front gardens, perforated screen enclosures to the cycle stores and public spaces at key nodes by the retail units.”
Work on the homes could begin as early as the end of the year.
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