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Westpoint Homes roll out cycle-friendly Edinburgh flats

September 3 2020

Westpoint Homes roll out cycle-friendly Edinburgh flats

Westpoint Homes have teamed up with Fouin + Bell Architects to deliver 24 apartments on a 0.6-acre car park at Meadow Place Road, Edinburgh.

Finished in buff brick the rectangular block seeks to reference a neighbouring police station and comes with a lightweight sedum roof and mounted solar PV panels.

Recessed communal entrances will break up the primary facade with projecting brick patterns used to provide interest.

The architects wrote: "The proposal is to provide 20 two-bedroom and four three-bedroom flats in a simple four-storey block. A shared surface road provides access to the resident’s parking located to the rear. 18 parking spaces are provided.

"Six cycle stores provide resident’s with 48 secure cycle spaces, an additional cycle stand is provided at each Meadow Place Road flat entrance for visitors."

Amenity space will be provided on private ground to the rear.

A shared surface road will provide access
A shared surface road will provide access
An urban frontage will be created towards Meadow Place Road
An urban frontage will be created towards Meadow Place Road


#1 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 3 Sep 2020 at 16:05 PM
Well that just looks beautiful doesn't it..
What is it referencing from the police station?
Urban Realm
#2 Posted by Urban Realm on 3 Sep 2020 at 16:34 PM
It references the brickwork of Corstorphine Police Station
Fausto McCoppi
#3 Posted by Fausto McCoppi on 3 Sep 2020 at 18:23 PM
So it has a few more cycle stores?...Yep, I am sure us cyclists will be queuing to buy a cell in this prison.
Usual reductive house builder crap...
#4 Posted by themarchtooblivion on 4 Sep 2020 at 00:46 AM
A strong meh.
Flats are better than a car park, and the elevations do look better than the unrendered sketchup model.
Bike stores alone do not make a cycle friendly development though. A lot of busy roads to navigate to the nearest cycle path. And why is everyone in to brick detailing just now?
#5 Posted by David on 4 Sep 2020 at 10:53 AM
Absolutely hideous. Zero attention to detail, scale, proportion, just a horrible mish mash of different materials clumsily thrown together.
#6 Posted by Cadmonkey on 4 Sep 2020 at 18:18 PM
This could potentially look so much more interesting and contextual if the same plan form isn't just extruded up through all 4 levels.
The amenity space provision is also rather miserable.
What happens if I drive my car in and all the parking spaces are full. How do I turn to get out?
#7 Posted by Daniel on 7 Sep 2020 at 08:40 AM
A clogged road to the front and a retail park to the rear, just lovely lovely stuff.
#8 Posted by Dulnain on 8 Sep 2020 at 13:24 PM
The folk across the road must be truly excited to see what is proposed! The scale of the development is not justified by the size of this site resulting in a car domination of what’s left of the site. The amenity spaces are a laugh.

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