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July 31 2018

Mid-market Prestonfield homes extend Edinburgh housing push

The City of Edinburgh Council is maintaining its output of new housing with plans for a further 30 mid-market flats on the site of a former care home, sister scheme to a similar development in Duddingston.

Located at Peffermill Road, Prestonfield, the project has been conceived by the same team responsible for Duddingston and takes the form of two similar residential blocks aligned with existing properties and sheltering a shared amenity area behind, described as a modern take on a walled garden.

In a statement architects Anderson Bell + Christie wrote: “Dark buff brick with a multi appearance is proposed for the project. It is intended that the tone of this brick ill tie in with the existing stone wall at the edge of the site adjacent to Peffermill Road. A horizontal band of precast is proposed at first and second floor level to help add horizontal delineation to the principal facade to Peffermill Road."

The project forms part of Edinburgh’s 21st Century Homes commitment to deliver 20,000 new homes within a decade.

Deep set large aluminium windows lend depth to the facades
Deep set large aluminium windows lend depth to the facades
New homes will respect the established building line
New homes will respect the established building line

7 Comments

CM
#1 Posted by CM on 31 Jul 2018 at 12:30 PM
Now, i thought i had seen this somewhere else.
TepidMouse
#2 Posted by TepidMouse on 31 Jul 2018 at 13:41 PM
3 storey jailhouses, horrors!
Peter and Alison Smithson
#3 Posted by Peter and Alison Smithson on 31 Jul 2018 at 14:24 PM
ffs i doubt if i can take the cold life-denying banal exactitude of certain architects much more.
What on earth are they prattling on about the tone of the brick for?
These are not 'homes' under any stretch of the imagination.
The sooner they are customized by the residents the better.
Mr.Puzzle
#4 Posted by Mr.Puzzle on 31 Jul 2018 at 14:49 PM
Nice colony houses. Sorry, wrong article... Oh, wait.
You cant fit quicker than a kwik fit fitter
#5 Posted by You cant fit quicker than a kwik fit fitter on 31 Jul 2018 at 16:00 PM
I love the military outfit on the postlady as she leaves her barracks. Nice touch architects.
lm
#6 Posted by lm on 1 Aug 2018 at 09:20 AM
Copy and Paste.... this is wrong ABC !!!
Walt Disney
#7 Posted by Walt Disney on 6 Aug 2018 at 17:05 PM
Looks like an illustration from Ayn Rand's 'Anthem'.

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