Contextually sensitive infill on long-standing city centre gap site
Comprises 240 student bedrooms over a mixed-use development
Situated on the main arterial route between Edinburgh City Centre and Leith, this student accommodation development comprises 240 bedrooms in a mix of studio and cluster rooms, with integral amenity areas and mixed-use commercial floor space.
The scheme is located in a sensitive context within the New Town Conservation area and in a predominantly residential neighbourhood. The site has remained a gap site for many years and sits adjacent to the B-Listed McDonald Road Library. The scheme aims to respect the urban grain of Haddington Place, being mindful of the existing street frontages and feu pattern. Great care has been taken to minimise overshadowing to the library and its reading rooms as well as the lower scale buildings and terraces along Annandale Street Lane.
The main elevation to Haddington Place features a composition of buff stone cladding and dark grey zinc, with a horizontal emphasis echoing that of the neighbouring Georgian tenements. As the mass of the building breaks down towards the mews condition in Annandale Street Lane, a green roof has been employed to add visual amenity to the student residents and neighbouring buildings who overlook the lane.
This student accommodation comprises of 240 stylish student studio flats all with double beds, designated study areas and plenty of storage.
The scheme is located in a sensitive context within the Edinburgh New Town Conservation area and in a predominantly residential neighbourhood.
The whole development is finished to an exceptional standard that surpasses everything else in the area.
Director, S Harrison Developments Ltd
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