Ten apartments lined up in Musselburgh makeover
July 9 2020
Block 9 Architects have returned with fresh plans to infill a prominent Musselburgh gap-site with 10 apartments.
Superseding plans from last year the latest initiative encompasses an L-shaped parcel of land linking Whitehill Street and Maingait Medway, part of which is currently occupied by warehousing.
Following concerns raised about overlooking the latest designs have been significantly scaled back, contracting the building line while adopting a more traditional pitched roof.
This approach will also provide for a large amenity space and balconies to be provided to the rear. In a materials statement, the practice wrote: "The building mass facing Newcraighall Road features elements of brick and sandstone, taking reference from the neighbouring brick church next to the site. The stone mass is broken up with glazing and timber panels which help to create a very human scale to the building.
"To the rear, the building is composed of a combination of buff brick with certain elements clad in western red cedar battens. The roof will be dark grey anthracite zinc.
"As a whole, the project aims to remove the existing warehouse which adds nothing to the area while the reduced palette of new richer materials is intended to reflect a contemporary feel to the area."
A projecting gable extends to the rear with a timber extension, with openings removed to protect the privacy of a neighbouring church annexe.
The footprint has been significantly scaled back to address issues with overlooking and overshadowing
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