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Deck access flats bring Calton Hill into view

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February 5 2020

Deck access flats bring Calton Hill into view

New plans have been formulated by EMA architects for vacant ground off Marshall’s Court, Edinburgh, to form 26 flats across from a newly opened Marriot Hotel.

Finished predominantly in buff brick the apartments will be topped by a glazed penthouse level to maximise views towards Calton Hill, topped with a sedum roof to minimise visual intrusion upon skyline vistas.

At the opposite end recessed windows fronting Greenside Row will be delineated by steel planters to form a ‘defensible’ frontage to living spaces.

Outlining the use of materials the architects said: “It is proposed that a brick similar to the Mystique from Engels Baksteen is used, with areas of hit-and-miss brick used to the open-access balconies facing on to the Marriot Hotel.

“The gable facing Greenside Row / the rear of Blenheim Place will be accentuated vertically by using areas of protruding brick panels. Slot windows have been introduced to the living spaces.”

Site constraints necessitate utilising a single stair for access, with each apartment reached via a series of external decks, with the tangential benefit of ensuring properties can benefit from a dual aspect.

The current site is in use as a surface car park
The current site is in use as a surface car park
The development will open up views to Calton Hill
The development will open up views to Calton Hill

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