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Revised Dalry student accommodation plan brought before planners

May 20 2019

Revised Dalry student accommodation plan brought before planners

Maven Capital partners and Susan Stephen Architects are collaborating on the delivery of a 122-bed student accommodation building at Murieston Crescent, Dalry – supplanting a previously approved scheme.

Occupying a corner plot bounded by a railway line and the Western Approach Road the scheme takes the place of a disused workshop and Masonic Hall, with an ornate date plaque from the latter being retained for display within a new access pend.

Finished in buff brick with an oblique top floor setback the six-storey build is massed in response to a neighbouring tenement, with bronze coloured metal cladding providing perimeter relief. A continuous wing of accommodation will extend back into the site will be similarly treated albeit with some areas of pale render.

In a statement, the practice wrote: “The elevation is clad in a buff brick to match the general colour of the surrounding tenement properties. The height of the street elevation also relates to the scale of the neighbouring properties.

“The top storey of the building is set back and rooms gain views to the west across the railway


A improvement on what went before, but
#1 Posted by A improvement on what went before, but on 20 May 2019 at 16:41 PM
In achieving 122 beds, the room widths and resultant room layouts look compromised and flawed with the beds against the full height windows. The elevations do not differentiate between glazed windows and glazed look-alike panels below, if indeed intended. The 3D doesn't reflect either this, or the beds against the windows albeit the mandatory 250mm distance away from the wall. Of course, the client or end user may be happy with this, but the reality is it's just very disturbing room Feng shui, not to mention porkies. But hey ho, why let 'reality' spoil a good image?
Just sayin.
#2 Posted by Stephen on 20 May 2019 at 19:47 PM
Although it's been an eyesore (i.e. allowed to slowly crumble away) for some time I will be sorry to see the masonic hall disappear - a much-needed piece of architectural character in an otherwise very dull 'square'.
Sue Pearman
#3 Posted by Sue Pearman on 21 May 2019 at 09:49 AM
These are studios - flats, in some cases with an aspect of all of 3m against a retaining wall ...I guess if you build it they will come :/
#4 Posted by KLD on 21 May 2019 at 14:51 PM
It'd look a lot better even if the windows aligned with the tenement's.
#5 Posted by Oldhat on 21 May 2019 at 17:28 PM
It’s all about numbers, not easy to align many features of a 6 floor building with the adjoining 4 storey..?!

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