This student accommodation scheme contains circa 230 bedrooms in a mixture of cluster & studio forms. The project is located adjacent to a key gateway to the west of Edinburgh city centre – Dundee Street. The redevelopment of this brownfield site is an opportunity to improve the urban fabric along this urban artery to the city.
The scheme consists of a ‘hewn’ stone facade fronting Dundee Street creating an urban design typical of the Edinburgh street scape, complete with articulated ‘brass’ oriel widows at high level. An active street frontage is provided at lower level. The rear elements form to create a private landscaped courtyard.
By design the proposed accommodation will be highly sustainable with significantly reduced consumption of energy and water. This scheme follows in the footsteps of several other GWP highly sustainable student accommodation schemes that have been accredited with a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, a similar approach to design and construction technology will be continued on this project.