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Modern tenement to provide convenient accommodation

October 15 2020

Modern tenement to provide convenient accommodation

LDN Architects have revisited plans to build ten apartments on the site of a former public convenience at Canaan Lane, Edinburgh.

The sandstone fronted block of flats will slot into the tenement district of Morningside with a set-back top floor incorporating a fully retractable glazing to form a roof terrace behind a concealed glass balustrade.

A ground floor entrance area will be defined by recessed timber cladding with an ashlar stone 'frame' serving as a contemporary take on adjacent shop fronts.

A new planning application was required by changes to the east gable, including creation of a sandstone 'chimney' element standing proud of the render finish.

A previous application showed the elevation fully clad in sandstone punctuated by bathroom windows.


#1 Posted by JohnMF on 16 Oct 2020 at 10:06 AM
And where are we supposed to go for a Jimmy Riddle now?
#2 Posted by blabla on 16 Oct 2020 at 10:25 AM
wow that's boring....
#3 Posted by RankieLass on 16 Oct 2020 at 13:38 PM
#2 Yup Tenements usually are and are streetscapes are usually the better for it.
#4 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 16 Oct 2020 at 14:10 PM
Wow, that's rather large! I doff my cap if this gets away with 5 stories on that footprint. Couldn't get near those numbers when I looked at it.
Fake News
#5 Posted by Fake News on 16 Oct 2020 at 16:50 PM
#4 It's just as well the owners went to a real architect then! It already has consent for the height and numbers- this is just to change the external materials from the previous application.
#6 Posted by RJB on 17 Oct 2020 at 20:53 PM
Why not have a little decoration? Doesn't really hold a candle to its neighbour. But i guess thats not the aim.
#7 Posted by Cadmonkey on 19 Oct 2020 at 07:53 AM
People are going to hide and pee in that doorway recess.
#8 Posted by mick on 19 Oct 2020 at 16:38 PM
What a Yawn...

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