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January 14 2019

Springfield Properties firm up Wisp development

Spring field Properties have revised plans to build 136 apartments at The Wisp development in Edinburgh, as the current phase nears completion.

Occupying former farmland next to the Greendykes South development (being delivered by a separate developer) the properties will be finished in a mix of buff and dark grey brick with timber cladding and white roughcast.

In a statement the developer wrote: “These apartments form part of a new range of apartments which are tailored specifically to the needs of modern-day home owners. In addition to high levels of energy efficiency and build quality, they include spacious rooms, excellent storage and generous kitchen appliances.

“The ‘straight’ blocks all include ground floor properties which has access to private amenity garden ground and all of the properties on the ‘corner’ blocks include balconies either walk up or walk out.”

The proposed site layout includes a connection to Hunter's Hall Park
The proposed site layout includes a connection to Hunter's Hall Park

12 Comments

Don Broco
#1 Posted by Don Broco on 14 Jan 2019 at 16:35 PM
Boke.
James Hepburn
#2 Posted by James Hepburn on 14 Jan 2019 at 16:59 PM
Looks like a 1960's Council scheme. Are there no talented architects in Scotland? Is mediocrity the goal for all involved?
Matt
#3 Posted by Matt on 14 Jan 2019 at 17:24 PM
Wooft!...boak.
willothewisp
#4 Posted by willothewisp on 14 Jan 2019 at 18:29 PM
Wester Hailes MkII. Yikes!
boaby wan
#5 Posted by boaby wan on 14 Jan 2019 at 19:48 PM
WOW! that is worst than awful, any architects involved in this one?
Really low bar.
Johnnie Drakko
#6 Posted by Johnnie Drakko on 14 Jan 2019 at 23:46 PM
"(...)apartments which are tailored specifically to the needs of modern-day home owners"

Buckfast filled fountains? Extra trampoline spaces? Free plywood to cover windows after yet another break in? Why oh why lessons never learnt...
Rod
#7 Posted by Rod on 15 Jan 2019 at 07:13 AM
Dreadful
Mies Van der Toe
#8 Posted by Mies Van der Toe on 15 Jan 2019 at 13:06 PM
Woeful- zero effort
Daniel
#9 Posted by Daniel on 15 Jan 2019 at 14:27 PM
Basically a high density cul-de-sac. Terrible. It's a greenfield site for goodness sake, the uplift in value should be enough to pay for something better.
Begbie
#10 Posted by Begbie on 16 Jan 2019 at 14:22 PM
Yassss... Been looking for somewhere new to start my crime business back up.

In fairness, no there is nothing fair about this, even the sky is mirrored. Possibly the worst thing I have seen yet, and growing up in the 70's that's saying something.
Stef3d
#11 Posted by Stef3d on 16 Jan 2019 at 17:11 PM
I can't believe "architects" are still trying to pass off joining up the windows with a different coloured panel of render as facade articulation. Have we not moved on in the past 20 years?
Landschafter
#12 Posted by Landschafter on 18 Jan 2019 at 09:16 AM
It was clearly a tough design process, but they succeeded in putting even less thought into the landscape design than they did into the architecture. Bravo.

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