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September 24 2019

Dandara return with fresh plans for 113 Meadowbank homes

Dandara Group and CDA Architects have revisited plans for 113 homes off at Lochend Park near Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, having shaved a single floor off the northernmost apartment block - reducing the total number of homes by 12 in the process.

Proposals entail the creation of four such apartment blocks rising above a shared podium deck adjacent to a mews terrace on a finger of land bounded by a railway line, ending in a communal garden to the far west of the site.

This would supplant a hodgepodge of business units which currently occupy the site.

Explaining this design strategy the architects wrote: “The apartment buildings have been designed similar to a courtyard. Four separate apartment buildings are arranged around a central landscaped deck which binds the blocks together.

“The buildings all vary in height, this creates a variety and character for each building and a change in scale which complements the surrounding context.

“A mews terrace is proposed along the thin stretch of land which runs along the southern edge of Lochend Park.”

Building entrances will be set back from the street within landscaped courtyards, defined by canopies and bronze detailing.

A terrace of mews properties will also be provided
A terrace of mews properties will also be provided
Varirty in height between the blocks will be maintained
Varirty in height between the blocks will be maintained

2 Comments

TepidMouse
#1 Posted by TepidMouse on 24 Sep 2019 at 14:17 PM
Very prison-like. If that’s as good as it gets for central Edinburgh, wow deary me!
Cadmonkey
#2 Posted by Cadmonkey on 24 Sep 2019 at 22:47 PM
I agree, it iis inward looking and kind of...well...crappy.
I'm surprised a firm such as cad produce this.
It's appallingly non-site specific and lacking in any creative pulse that could justify it as a concentrated development.
Given the changing up and coming location, I would recommend to the presumably non -local developer to speak to ME and consider a high density high rise alternative approach.

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