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New Town lane to recover lost mews frontage

April 20 2022

New Town lane to recover lost mews frontage

Simpson & Brown Architects have prepared plans for a rubble mews property in the traditional style on a back lane gap site in Edinburgh's New Town.

Formed from blonde rubble sandstone with ashlar quoins the home takes the form of a typical carriage house with living accommodation arranged around a garage.

Slotting in alongside a surviving mews at 37 Hill Street North Lane, the sole survivor of what would originally have been a terrace of similar properties serving townhouses on Queen Street, the project seeks to reinstate a street edge eroded by demand for parking spaces.

In a design statement, the architects observed: "The original section of wall present in this area of the site will be left exposed and incorporated into the design. This gable anticipates further mews character development in this lane – we consider this to be desirable.

"The overall intention for the scheme is to reinvigorate the streetscape whilst strengthening the building line of the lane."

The eastern gable will be given a render finish in anticipation of future development.  

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