Edinburgh office to residential push gathers pace with Chesser House conversion
April 5 2018Edinburgh’s Chesser House on Gorgie Road, converting the disused office block into housing together with ground floor retail and an on-site gym.
Open plan floorplates will be subdivided to form 163 individual apartments, with a new build penthouse floor maximising the available floorspace and completing its transformation into Embankment West.
Chris Taylor, managing director of MCR division Regency Residential commented: “Edinburgh’s population exceeds half a million and is growing, but there continues to be a major issue with undersupply of quality homes. Considering the city’s documented potential, developing residential space is absolutely key.
“Embankment West is designed to dramatically enhance the area, providing well-designed and affordable housing that meets the needs of this increasingly popular city. We’re excited to be a part of Edinburgh’s significant growth as it continues to make an impact on a global stage.”
Overseen by EMA Architects the project will include increased glazing at ground floor level in an attempt to soften the fortress-like massing of the current block.
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