Leith Docks ‘gateway’ extends residential advance
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October 11 2018
Barratt Homes have brought forward proposals for a residential and commercial development at Bath Road, taking the place of a former storage yard in the Leith Docks area of Edinburgh.
EMA architects + masterplanners have been tasked with creating a new ‘gateway’ into the area by enhancing public realm along Salamander and Baltic Street’s and introducing publicly accessible landscaping. An historic boundary wall will be retained in reduced form to further open the area up.
Outlining their landscape approach in a statement EMA wrote: “The open courtyards create a hierarchy of open space which is lifted from street level thus enhancing safety and developing views out of the site.
“The buildings themselves will further enhance the landscape as roof top terraces have been proposed to soften the buildings impact in the existing environment, whilst creating communal areas at a higher level.”
Contemporary in style the properties will be finished in brick in reference to the mills, foundries and warehouses which once defined the area.
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