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Digital tools coax Edinburgh property market back to life

May 28 2020

Digital tools coax Edinburgh property market back to life
Artisan Real Estate has launched its Canonmills Garden development in Edinburgh as the housing market shows signs of emerging from a period of enforced stasis.
Prospective purchasers for 135 apartments are being enticed by interactive 3d visual tours of the building to give a flavour for what to expect before the more traditional show home and marketing suite open in the summer.
Charlotte Swanson, Artisan’s Regional Development Manager said: “Artisan is an independent, niche developer which has given us the freedom to react quickly to current circumstances and create a unique proposition which reflects the challenges of our times.
“As soon as lockdown kicked in, we moved quickly to invest in making our website-based visitor experience even more user friendly, introducing chat-boxes directly linked to our sales team as well as cutting-edge interactive graphics including virtual presentations and 3D apartment walk-throughs."
Designed by Sheppard Robson Architects the scheme will include a courtyard garden with some homes boasting views towards Edinburgh Castle.
A public footpath will permit north/south pedestrian movements
A public footpath will permit north/south pedestrian movements
Buyers can view their new home without leaving their current one
Buyers can view their new home without leaving their current one


#1 Posted by David on 28 May 2020 at 10:21 AM
Absolutely awful, who on earth would want to buy one of these apartments? The standard of new developments and design in Edinburgh is becoming increasingly poor, and it wasn't great to begin with.
town planner
#2 Posted by town planner on 28 May 2020 at 13:10 PM

Why only 4 floors? It is immediately adjacent to 6/7 floor buildings. Meanwhile the Edinburgh 'green belt' continues to get eaten up with city sprawl. Edinburgh and Glasgow planners - higher density in appropriate locations please!

On the design, bricks look good, that amount of grey cladding less so.
can we try any less?
#3 Posted by can we try any less? on 28 May 2020 at 14:42 PM
This looks like some sort of roadside motel one would expect to stumble across in the suburbs of Mogadishu
#4 Posted by Cadmonkey on 28 May 2020 at 15:07 PM
It does look as though it would be better as a higher block, with smaller footprint taking advantage of the views over the Water of Leith.
Less shading to the amenity to the rear.
But hey...its least a few bogs and en-suites will get a view over the water.
I particulalry like the contextual reference to the neighbourng red brick building by using red brick. nice touch.
Elongated Musk
#5 Posted by Elongated Musk on 29 May 2020 at 10:47 AM
I like this a lot better than most of the things I have seen here recently. I like the fact it's not high density. Having lived in a tower block, it's not that great. Surely the last three months alone show that it isn't the answer to everything. Anyway, moan moan moan... that's all this place is good for.
the Bairn
#6 Posted by the Bairn on 29 May 2020 at 13:00 PM
And how long will those lovely green coloured roofs remain 'green'? Those entrance stairs are proper shit and look cheap compared to the purchase price of said apartments.
#7 Posted by StyleCouncil on 29 May 2020 at 20:42 PM
An infill of corporate dross at best.
I think the development manager has a fairly over inflated view of the company she is working for....Artisan by name only.
The smaller block is hideous.

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