Sustainability features include the retention and re-use of many of the existing traditional materials such as sandstone walls and slate roofing. Wild-planted beds and bio diverse green roofs will improve the ecological balance of the area, aid acoustic insulation and privacy.
Water management improvements achieved through a SUDS system using below ground filter trenches.
We also achieved approval from the City of Edinburgh Council to change Buccleuch Place Lane to a pedestrianised zone should any further project changes occur.
In addition to the new build on Meadow Lane, there was a gap in the larger scale frontage to Buccleuch Street. Here we extend the tenement nature of Buccleuch Street, stepping the height of the development down along Meadow Lane to echo the height of the existing context.