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October 8 2021

A residential tide sweeps Edinburgh's Beaverbank _

A warehouse operated by a homeless charity on Edinburgh's Logie Green Road is to be swept away in favour of 48 apartments, 25% of which will be affordable.

FourSquare sold the Beaverbank site to Kelvin Properties to permit the charity to relocate to a larger site while permitting redevelopment of the city centre site for much-needed family housing.

A design team comprising CDA architects and landscape architects Oobe have drawn up plans for its replacement, proposing a red-brick block with a 117sq/m communal roof terrace and a semi-enclosed central courtyard.

In a statement, CDA wrote: "Brick rustication and a brick band have been incorporated to create added interest. These natural material colours are in keeping with the masonry character of the area. To complement the brick is a proposed accent material will be used for the recessed top storeys."

Targetting a start on site for June 2022 and completion in 2023, part of a broader residential shift in the area, most recently at Canonmillls Garden

Four Square offer accommodation and support for the homeless
Four Square offer accommodation and support for the homeless

1 Comment

Craig Sanderson
#1 Posted by Craig Sanderson on 12 Oct 2021 at 15:24 PM
Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting comments. The City of Edinburgh Council City Plan 2030 which was approved last Tuesday contained a requirement for future large developments to comprise 35% 'affordable' housing ie a 10% increase to the current 25% requirement you quote.
Moreover, the Council's Planning Guidance says that 70% of the 'affordable' quota should be for social rent. Will your development comply? Regards. Craig Sanderson, Edinburgh Poverty Commissioner.

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