Craigmillar town centre marches on
July 24 2017Craigmillar town centre has taken another step with the preparation of plans by Anderson Bell + Christie on behalf of CCG and City of Edinburgh Council to build 122 flats and 66 terraced houses.
Comprising a mix of social, mid and full market rents the properties will flank new roads and public realm conforming to a wider site masterplan. As such prominent routes will be highlighted by way of ‘corner markers’ by stepping up in height to enhance the principal elevations along primary access points.
In their design statement the architects observed: “A simple and visually coherent palette of materials has been selected to complement the strong forms and massing of the proposals. The scheme is to be predominantly brick, with deeply revealed openings to give a robust appearance.
“A buff brick with a ‘multi’ appearance has been selected, and full brick reveals on principal façades will help ensure that a sense of weight and depth is retained. Windows are generally tall in proportion with larger openings provided to living / dining / kitchen spaces allowing for large amounts of daylight to enter homes.”
Shared closes will be characterized through the use of curtain walling while projecting headers are employed to add visual interest to the ground floor.
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