Edinburgh dining destination to provide convenient views
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July 9 2019
The City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning permission for a riverside dining space within a former public convenience overlooking the Water of Leith.
Designed by Fraser Livingston Architects the dining destination will be named The Toll House and offer views of the area from a landscaped terrace and large format picture windows.
The brick lower floor of the current structure will be retained for the new enterprise with an asymmetric pyramidal pavilion replacing the current roof to provide the bulk of the new accommodation.
Promoting the buildings re-use the architects wrote: “The repurposing of this now derelict former public convenience - on what is a constrained site - has been conceived to create a contemporary marker that animates the surrounding street scene. The form of the reinterpreted building will positively activate the corner of Brandon Terrace, Huntly Street and Inverleith Row, with generous window openings imbuing the building with a civic presence.”
A contrasting warm timber interior is planned to improve oversight and lighting of an adjacent walkway.