Edinburgh Council on board with Granton Gasworks station restoration
July 9 2020
ADP Architects have been instructed to lead this transformation, facilitated through the removal of staircases and infill masonry to expose original window openings.
In a statement, the practice wrote: "Externally, much of the original character of the building remains while internally, though decoratively in a state of disrepair also remain largely intact.
"It is our intention to remove later additions and replace them with bespoke glazing and new fire exits designed to emphasise transparency with over-sized glazing over the track area and employing deep reveals and dark grey framing to read as ‘void’ and aid the historical reading of the building."
Internally original glazed brick will be left exposed where possible with new insulation introduced to aid thermal performance, with a new steel staircase also introduced which will pernit access from grade level.
Currently languishing in an isolated no-man's land it is eventually proposed to have the station building serve as the heart of the waterfront as focal point of the New Station Yard public space.
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