Leith reaches skyward with 237 home waterfront development
February 26 2018
The Skyliner branded development at Ocean Drive will include 54 affordable homes as well as a ground floor commercial unit at the foot of the eastern most block to provide an active frontage to a newly landscaped boardwalk.
Clad predominantly in blonde facing brick with cast stone string courses and powder coated bronze metalwork the project will conceal the majority of its car parking below a landscaped amenity deck.
Purposefully setback from the street edge the robust development has been positioned to minimise exposure to high winds and rain with differing approaches adopted for the central and end blocks, though unified through use of a simple ‘framed’ approach to ensure all properties remain tenure blind.
In their design statement CDA wrote: “It was the desired approach to develop a proposal based on a simple and elegant ‘framed’ building with considered treatments and a simple palette of materials. A rigorous frame that relaxes at the balconies to open up the views from within.”
Wardell Armstrong conducted landscape design for the project, which forms part of a new wave of development at Leith Docks including CALA’s Waterfront Plaza and a vertical distillery.
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