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Housing At Belford Road, Edinburgh

Housing At Belford Road, Edinburgh

The principles of the design are broadly two-fold. Firstly, to continue the pattern of development which already exists between Belford Road and Belford Mews; namely to build up the bulk and height of the existing tenements on the south side of the site, whilst at the same time building housing of appropriate size and scale to a mews on the Belford Mews elevation. The second principle of the design is to make a tower on the corner of the development, as an appropriate termination for the tenements along Belford Road, but also as a response to the nearby presence of Belford Road Church and its spire and also as a contribution towards the general view across Edinburgh of a roofscape of spires and towers. In this respect, the development takes its place as a contemporary addition to this ever present roofscape. For example, nearby is, of course, St Mary's Cathedral, with its three spires and across the Water of Leith can be seen the belvederes of the Dean Centre.

The project was completed in early 2003

Other Details
Architects Richard Murphy, Matt Bremner
Engineers Robertson Eadie
M&E Engineers Cundall Johnston
Quantity Surveyor Summers Inman
Planning Supervisor Summers Inman
Construction Cost  £2.2m
Client Buredi
Press
  • 29 March 2002House-hunters Queue Overnight For New FlatsThe Scotsman
  • 19 September 1999Bringing Village Life To The Heart Of The CapitalSunday Herald
  • 25 August 1999Sore Thumb To Change SkylineEvening News
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