Morningside flats backers resort to plan b
April 25 2018bid for a new block of flats in Edinburgh’s Morningside, ditching their previous brick fronted block in favour of a sandstone finish.
Favouring a path of least resistance, the stone-clad build will include setback zinc cladding panels at high level, satisfying strict design guidance for the conservation area.
In their justification the architects wrote: “The external walls are proposed to be constructed in stone – this is befitting of the local area and compliant with CEC design guidance.
“Zinc cladding panels are proposed at high level where these will be inclined and set back from the brick face to suggest roofspace above the eaves line. Their dark grey colour will reference traditional slate roofing while their form will reinforce the contemporary building form. A standing seam ‘flat’ zinc roof will cap the building.”
Built to bookend an existing tenement Canaan Lane, on the site of a former public toilet, the revised scheme will also lose one flat from the earlier application.
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