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'Anchor' apartment block to round-off Dalmeny masterplan

February 23 2021

'Anchor' apartment block to round-off Dalmeny masterplan

Cruden Homes with jmarchitects have prepared plans for an 'anchor' apartment block on brownfield land at Dalmeny near South Queensferry.

16 homes will be built at the junction of Craw's Close and Burdock Road opposite Dalmeny Train Station, joining a significant volume of new-build apartments and houses in the immediate vicinity adhering to an EMA Architects masterplan.

Treating each frontage equally the four-storey block will sit under a pyramidal roof lined with a brick skin to the lower floors with a contrasting white render applied to upper floors.

In a statement, the applicant wrote: "The vision for this site is to complete and anchor this section of the masterplan through the creation of a high-quality building that takes advantage of its location at this junction and is seen 'in the round’."

The accommodation mix includes a variety of one and three-bed apartments with all ground floor units having direct access to private gardens. 


Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 23 Feb 2021 at 08:53 AM
Not a good sales pitch!
Cormac McCarthy
#2 Posted by Cormac McCarthy on 23 Feb 2021 at 09:58 AM
Ahh, Home sweet Home.
I knew I recognised that image from somewhere
#3 Posted by Daniel on 23 Feb 2021 at 10:27 AM
Very strong Arrested Development-cutaway gag vibes from that render.
Stevie Steve
#4 Posted by Stevie Steve on 23 Feb 2021 at 13:26 PM
grim, slums of the future...
Nostramdamus Design
#5 Posted by Nostramdamus Design on 23 Feb 2021 at 14:45 PM
When you need a home for the end times
#6 Posted by KLD on 23 Feb 2021 at 15:52 PM
What an oddly composed CGI. The grey palette, the swirling crowds, the barren expanse, the forlorn looking family...
Nairn's Bairn
#7 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 23 Feb 2021 at 19:23 PM
#6 Agreed - it's very Dorothea Lange. Bleak stuff.

Whoever prepared that image must be going through a difficult time right now.
#8 Posted by E=mc2 on 23 Feb 2021 at 19:36 PM
As an anchor, it should be sunk!
#9 Posted by Cadmonkey on 24 Feb 2021 at 08:59 AM
This CGI is a good example of what happens when people work from home and cant ask for a colleagues opinion.
The scheme looks odd too with flats looking across a pavement, directly at car bonnets, with no privacy buffer space at all.
Bajaki Voseryu
#10 Posted by Bajaki Voseryu on 24 Feb 2021 at 10:09 AM
The CGI looks like a modern art image of post-industrial desolation.
#11 Posted by MV on 24 Feb 2021 at 11:12 AM
I don't think anyone has realised that this is the entrance to a large underground bunker. Non-descript building, in the middle of wasteland, so it won’t become an obvious target by the soon to be, newly formed, virtual nation of Amazonia.

The bunker will house 10,000 of Scotland’s finest. It includes large cold stores for Buckfast, which has proven to be effective against the spread of COVID21.
#12 Posted by Roysters on 24 Feb 2021 at 11:40 AM
#3 - 'I've made a huge mistake'
The Captain
#13 Posted by The Captain on 24 Feb 2021 at 12:11 PM
I'd say it rhymes with anchor...
Sue Pearman
#14 Posted by Sue Pearman on 25 Feb 2021 at 10:31 AM
This is really quite bizarre and looks worse in the actual planning documents - like a resurrected zombie design from the 80's. It's so atypical of JR's usually high quality work that we can only speculate that it's been strongly driven in this direction by a fairly backwards developer?
Mr Never-Pass
#15 Posted by Mr Never-Pass on 25 Feb 2021 at 20:12 PM
It’s a hard pass from me.

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