Kenneth Reid Architects - Edinburgh


Lanark Road, Student Housing

A 105 Bed Student Residential Scheme on a prominent site close to the river and woodland

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A 105 bed student accommodation scheme which KRA obtained planning consent for in August 2018.  The consented development sits in a dramatic site which is currently a car repair garage and forecourt.  The site was ecologically sensitive and being located on the banks of the Water of Leith meant extensive flood modelling was required.  The cluster of listed buildings around the former Slateford UP church/manse and Slateford House informed the amalgamated language of the development along with the topography of the main road which allowed KRA to gradually step up the ridge heights to five levels.  The consented scheme is accessed through a pend from Lanark Road where the main entrance is situated in the heart of the building.  The location next to the mature and large woodland of Craiglockhart Dell gives a spectacular backdrop on one of the main routes in to and out of  the city.