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Bonnyrigg Market homes find approval

April 30 2018

Bonnyrigg Market homes find approval
Hackland and Dore Architects have obtained planning consent from Midlothian Council to build 14 homes on the site of a former market, most recently in use as a car park.

Evantyr Developments will split accommodation between two elements, led by seven flats above a single ground floor retail unit, prominently on the town’s High Street. This will segue to a mix of seven terraced and semi-detached properties to the rear, each with its own private amenity space.

Outlining their design the architects wrote: “In the High Street block, brick soldier courses are used to provide a horizontal emphasis, separating the middle residential section of the elevation away from the ground floor retail.

“At the top floor the plan is significantly recessed to minimise visual impact, with the overall height tying in with adjacent masonry chimney stacks and the walls finished in grey metal cladding to harmonise contextually with the slate roofs.”

A common area of landscaping will also be incorporated for the benefit of all residents.
An area of shared landscaping will be offered to the rear
An area of shared landscaping will be offered to the rear


#1 Posted by Brickolage on 30 Apr 2018 at 14:03 PM
Even though this brick, zinc & timber style is becoming way too prevalent this is a nice looking scheme. Just a shame most of the interest is at the back & the front's just a bit too boxy.
#2 Posted by Stylecouncil on 1 May 2018 at 08:28 AM
Way out of scale for its context, ridiculous massing arrangement and all just a bit clumsy.
#3 Posted by dalrylama on 2 May 2018 at 12:57 PM
It's not really out of scale at all. At most its 1 floor taller than a lot of the context.The image only shows a fraction of the context. Housing on the opposite side of the road (not shown) is of a very similar scale. Likewise the old 'Store' 15 seconds walk from the site.

It's a bit boxy to to the street side, the 2nd image is more interesting, although a little jumbled.

Bonnyrigg could do worse than have this.
julie mcmillan
#4 Posted by julie mcmillan on 30 Nov 2018 at 20:19 PM
are these houses at the market bonnyrigg for sale or rent once they are completed?
Kenny Kirkwood
#5 Posted by Kenny Kirkwood on 2 Jan 2019 at 11:56 AM
Externally no worse or better than many small developments. The beauty should be in the interior space and finishes of the dwellings where people have to live. The private courtyard is good.

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