Scotmid extend Edinburgh store densification drive
April 2 2019
The mixed-use plans will create a 9,680sq/ft ground floor retail unit with a mix of eight flats above opposite the King’s Theatre.
The chosen design response seeks to repair the street scene with a new sandstone clad building of between three and four storeys with a part-pitched mansard style roof housing two duplex flats.
Detailing their design development Manson wrote in a statement: “At the third storey level the roof form changes to a pitched roof with dormer style windows. This change in form responds to the strong existing dormer style windows, while also introducing a new material which reflects the traditional use of slate, lead and zinc.”
A projecting retail frontage at ground level will meet the street through curtain wall glazing and aluminium with a galvanized steel access gate protecting the current service access.