Apartment surgery to repair Morningside broken tooth
July 13 2021
Planning and conservation area consent is sought to infill a broken tooth plot at 265-360 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, with apartments above ground-floor retail.
Work will necessitate the demolition of a Sainsbury's store for a replacement retail unit below 10 apartments to designs by McLaren Murdoch & Hamilton. Initially the site was host to a tenement subsequently lost at some point before 1967, likely owing to subsidence linked to the culverted Jordan Burn.
In a statement, the architects wrote: "The façade has been partially retained to the south end of the site to act as shoring to the adjacent block and there is additional shoring within the site.
"There is a basement level below which does not take up the full footprint of the ground floor. Part of the ground floor and basement lie below the adjacent tenement to the south."
Finished in ashlar sandstone with non-combustible cladding panels the replacement block will offer cycle parking off a rear access lane.