Barton Willmore, acting on behalf of Robertson Partnership Homes and City of Edinburgh Council 21st Century Homes, have drawn up plans for up to 46 flats on a brownfield site at Royston, Edinburgh.
The scheme is part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s programme that will deliver 40,000 affordable and mid-market homes across the city over the coming decade. The Small Sites Affordable Housing Programme, a project comprising seven sites, was procured through the Scape National Major Works framework. Scape Group is a public sector owned built environment specialist offering a full suite of national frameworks and innovative design solutions.
Barton Willmore has already submitted the two planning applications on behalf of Robertson, as part of the Small Sites Affordable Housing Programme.
The Royston scheme will take the form of a three-storey flatted block with generous communal gardens fronting a new street connecting Royston Mains Avenue with Boswell Parkway.
This will step down to two storeys in height toward the south-east corner of the plot in deference to an existing single storey property.
Barton Willmore's design statement highlights: “At prominent corners of the urban block, corners terminate in gable features in order to create visual interest and character at gateway points.
“Additionally, the long elevation to the west is visually broken up by protruding gables, helping to minimise the visual length of the block. These gable corners and feature gables are a prominent repeating feature in the area as well as in the church to the east, so we have utilised this language to help knit the proposals into the neighbourhood character.”
The finished scheme will be composed of white render and facing brick.