Last orders called for Water of Leith pub
July 4 2018erect 25 flats in its place.
Overlooking the Water of Leith, at the point where it is crossed by the Union Canal, the project steps down in height from a four storey ‘sculptural’ corner element to a two storey block to the south with massing further broken up through the use of a stepped parapet and recessed balconies.
The primary river frontage will offer a direct connection to the waterfront with masonry piers delineating the boundary of each flat.
In their materials statement the architects wrote: “A self coloured blonde brick has been selected to give the development a domestic character and scale while providing a solid, robust expression to reference the civil engineering of the adjacent Union Canal Aqueduct and Caledonian Railway viaduct.
“The brick’s natural variation in colour and texture add richness to the facades. A light satin bronze colour is proposed for the window frames, cladding and balustrades to give a consistent language to all metal work and to complement the natural colour of the masonry.”
Landscape design is being handled by RankinFraser, mixing a hard entrance court to the north east with planting marking the boundary with retained woodland.
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