Edinburgh mews development keeps up with the neighbours
September 25 2020
Morris and Steedman Associates have drawn up plans for a penultimate mews property at Melville Street, Edinburgh, the latest in a succession of such properties to be built on the road.
The undeveloped rear garden space sits alongside a run of converted and new build mews properties, lending itself well to following suit.
In a statement, the architects wrote: "Our practice has previously completed the restoration of a mews property in Melville Street Lane and the addition of a neighbouring contemporary version.
"A mews house development has been established at 19,21 and 22 since circa 2002. The construction site at no.20 has been abandoned recently so the continuity of the mews row remains incomplete."
Nestled behind a retained stone boundary wall the new addition will rise behind with an existing opening repurposed as a central front door. Finished in matching masonry the rear elevation will introduce zinc cladding above a garden-level basement 'as an alternative to an entire facade of top-heavy lank masonry.'
This would largely resolve the gap-tooth nature of the current street, emulating the look and proportions of adjoining properties.
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