Kenneth Reid Architects - Edinburgh


Telford Road, Edinburgh

High Quality Residential Development

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KRA carried out a recent development of 39 units including 28 flats, 2 penthouses and 9 mews houses in Telford Road, Edinburgh for Axis Developments which is indicative of the high standard of design it regularly achieves. 

The Development occurs on a one acre site with a restricted frontage on to the main road. To achieve this density and create sufficient amenity space, KRA designed a partially submerged car park under the ground floor of the apartment block. Within the site a courtyard area was created between the mews and the apartment block and KRA utilised the podium deck of the car park as an elevated landscaped deck.

The elevations involve a mixture of good quality materials including brick, copper cladding, aluminium cladding and render.  Panels of these materials are used in an eclectic but harmonious way to create interesting and humane elevations, together with balconies and overhangs, breaking down the large mass of the building.