Canonmills planning revision spares traditional clay tile roof
September 28 2018
Ian Springford Architects have returned with a revised design approach to the redevelopment of 1-3 Canon Street to create 11 apartments and a ground floor retail unit, by preserving its distinctive orange clay tiled roof.
Situated in the Canonmills conservation area the revised plans include façade retention of the last surviving mill building in the area, inserting large format glazing at street level with contemporary zinc dormer windows above.
Works also include demolition of a rear extension to allow creation of 11 new build apartments faced in stone with a series of setbacks utilised as private terraces.
Outlining the rationale behind the changes ISA wrote: “In the previous application it was proposed that the orange clay tiled roof and shopfront - as newer addition to the building - should be removed to create a distinct contrast between old and new.
“… it was agreed that, although the current pantile’s were not the original roof, it was a traditional local material and should be retained.”
Additional amendments include replacement of gable brickwork with either stone or render.
Unconvinced by the trying too hard modern and existing traditional language, or at least how they are executed here. Box dormers? meh.though #2 has a fair point.
Rather than conceive two blocks (one old, one new), vwith stairs etc at the connection and homes planned sympathetically within the volumes of those blocks, the current plan is a car crash of new build vs extended facade retention.
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