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Edinburgh mews development keeps up with the neighbours

September 25 2020

Edinburgh mews development keeps up with the neighbours

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.

The site is currently in use as a car park
The site is currently in use as a car park


The Ultimate Mews House
#1 Posted by The Ultimate Mews House on 25 Sep 2020 at 15:53 PM
A study in beige. Even the obligatory sports car is getting in on the act!
Randall Sloan
#2 Posted by Randall Sloan on 25 Sep 2020 at 15:53 PM
Bit of a typo here folks, its Cumberland Street North East Lane, not Melville Street. Its also a fairly inoffensive approach to the sight (yawn). Since Richard Murphy pioneered these in the 90s, every single one I have since seen seems to have been simply copy and pasted then watered down a tad - how original.

(its also bizarre that instead of going to the site and taking a photo of the lane as is then with the proposed photomontaged into it, that they have instead rendered both)
Craig Matheson
#3 Posted by Craig Matheson on 26 Sep 2020 at 21:18 PM
No doubt restrained but clearly well considered and i’m sure will be well delivered by MSA. Although subtle, much more considered than its neighbours further down the lane. Look forward to seeing the completed version.

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