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City living demand fuels New Town mews development

January 14 2021

City living demand fuels New Town mews development

Growing demand for city centre living has spurred plans to create a modern mews dwelling in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

A gap site at 15 South East Cumberland Street Lane has been identified for the latest such property following similar ventures across the lane in recent years.

Random coursed sandstone rubble walls and a natural slate roof have been specified by Faed Browne Architects in sympathy with its surroundings.

Stating their chosen approach the architects wrote: "The incorporation of tall timber garage doors with upper window detail and the use of dark grey windows and doors with larger astragal divisions is in-keeping with the area. To match the stonework, it is intended to use random coursed sandstone rubble, with as high a proportion of large horizontal stones as possible. New sandstone rybats, sills and lintels will be required but will incorporate traditional broaching and margin details."

A newly formed stone boundary wall subdivides the plot from the remaining garden of 28 Great King Street. 

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