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Pentland Hills home replacement eyes tourism return

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July 31 2020

Pentland Hills home replacement eyes tourism return

Midlothian Council has received plans to demolish an existing home on 5 hectares of land at Biggar Road, Calderstones, to allow the formation of a replacement home.

McLaren Murdoch & Hamilton propose a split level 435sq/m dwelling with a wraparound terrace spilling out onto landscaped grounds at the lower level and a 56sq/m integral garage above.

In this way, the topography of the site is used to minimise the apparent height with individual rooms on each level set back from the principal frontages.

Finished in natural sandstone squared coursed rubble with dressed copes, the home will be dressed in weatherboard cladding in three colours with glass balustrades and an extensive green roof merging with the parkland setting.

Later applications will detail the phased delivery of a hotel and three self-catering units elsewhere on the site, which lies on an access road to the Midlothian Ski and Snowsports Centre

The home has been designed to slot into the landscape as far as possible
The home has been designed to slot into the landscape as far as possible
The split-level design will maximise landscape views
The split-level design will maximise landscape views

2 Comments

Green New Deal
#1 Posted by Green New Deal on 1 Aug 2020 at 23:20 PM
It shouldn't be allowed, the land should be turned into a park. We need to end all construction to save the planet.
Chris Dobson
#2 Posted by Chris Dobson on 4 Aug 2020 at 16:03 PM
I guess that's me out of a job, then...

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