Bonnington residential push continues with plans for 58 flats
November 1 2019
A disused warehouse in the Bonnington district of north Edinburgh has been earmarked for a development of 58 apartments designed by ISA after being snapped up by Glencairn Properties.
Supplanting a prior 2017 planning consent the latest proposals for 14 Ashley Place the latest residential bid will take the form of an L-plan block with recessed zinc-clad upper storey rising from subtle brick detailing employed to provide texture to the facades.
A feature curved corner has also been introduced to maximise eastward views along Tinto Place toward Leith.
In their design statement, the architects wrote: “The use of brick gives the development a domestic character and scale while allowing for considered details to delineate floor levels, highlight entrances, and create depth at window and door reveals to give a sense of solidity.”
Ground floor units will be finished in a darker brick to complement adjacent flats.
The scale is good but thats about it. The architecture is pretty miserable, no matter how many brick types and colours you throw at it. The grey cladding/ face fixed balconies are a boggo and dominate the facade, especially with the standard short windows. This 2004 vintage brick dutchitecture needs the details to be bang on to pull it off. These shots suggest this is just a low standard house builder effort.
Glencairn used to be quite innovative, pity they are horsing out this stuff out, Miller homes/ CALA style.
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