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£31m Edinburgh student build unwrapped

October 19 2017

£31m Edinburgh student build unwrapped
Crosslane Developments have finished work on a 237-bed student residential build at Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, on behalf of Unite, within walking distance of the Royal Mile.

The Old Printworks, designed by JM Architects and delivered by Ogilvie Construction, is already fully let to University of Edinburgh students for the 2017/18 academic year and comes with a range of on-site facilities including a common room, meeting space, laundry facilities, gym and bike storage.

Jon Stewart, director of Crosslane Student Developments, commented: “Understanding the needs of students is vital to Crosslane’s established track record and the fact it is fully let is testament that The Old Printworks provides the facilities and services that students want and helps to meet the demand for purpose-built, high-quality, student accommodation in this popular student city.”

The finished build adopts a tenement scale fronting Bernard Terrace before stepping down in height to a row of mews properties at Lutton Place.
Tenants have a short walk to the University of Edinburgh campus
Tenants have a short walk to the University of Edinburgh campus
The scheme comprises 44 studios and 193 cluster flats
The scheme comprises 44 studios and 193 cluster flats


#1 Posted by Philip on 19 Oct 2017 at 17:38 PM
A few decent student schemes are popping up over Edinburgh right now, this ain't one. Orangey Timber and window combo looks mighty odd against the brick, especially given it's context. Is this trying to relate to the old town....a mile away? Bit cheap n' nasty.
#2 Posted by A0 on 20 Oct 2017 at 15:47 PM
This timber fencing will look grey in 6 months time. Cheapness multipled by white plastic windows - surely resembles council estate at the outskirts of East Kilbride, not a primely located refurbishment.

And come on - 90% of the city is walking distance from Royal Mile. This argument is invalid.

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