The Element Apartments, Property, Flats, Western Harbour, Development
The Element, Leith : Architecture
Forthside Apartments, Newhaven, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Element, Western Harbour
Element development, Leith : info from FM Homes Sep 2007
FM Developments, The Element, Western Harbour, Edinburgh
The 16 storey Element development – as its name suggests – has been inspired by the fundamental aspects of the natural world. Sitting proudly on the shoreline of the Firth of Forth, in an area which is fast becoming one of the most popular within Edinburgh, FM Developments have created the very best in waterfront living.
The impressive development, boasts a total of 275 properties, comprising stylish one, two or three-bedroom apartments and luxury four-bedroom duplexes and penthouses.
As a result of careful positioning, stylish design and sheer scale, many apartments benefit from exclusive and uninhibited views across the water to the coastline of Fife. Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Scott Monument are among the other impressive sights, complimented by a backdrop of the Pentland hills.
The external architecture of the building blends into its natural surroundings; clean, geometric lines create a simplistic beauty and sense of space, whilst maintaining the modern visage expected of such a development. The design is complemented by large expanses of glass which aim to merge the boundaries between inside and out.
All properties offer a flexible and spacious interior design. Living areas boast large open plan spaces finished with polished wooden floors and light natural colours. Floor to ceiling glazed windows make full use of the natural daylight and stunning views over the water and city.
As with all FM developments, all apartments and penthouses benefit from designer kitchens and top quality integrated appliances; high specification bathrooms and en-suites, luxurious bedrooms and well planned storage. Residents are provided with individual underground, secure parking, conserving space, maintaining the area’s stylish profile.
When complete relaxation is required, residents can enjoy the tranquil Japanese style courtyard exclusive to The Element or enjoy a walk along the waterfront – literally on the doorstep.
Western Harbour and nearby Leith are among the most desirable areas in Edinburgh. Stylish urban bars and restaurants of The Shore are just a few minutes walk away and Edinburgh City Centre a short bus or taxi ride away. Ocean Terminal, one of Scotland’s largest shopping and leisure complexes, is also situated nearby on Leith Docks as is the newly completed Next Generation gym. This development provides truly convenient access to the most popular areas of the city.
Apartments at the Element were priced from £152,250 – £703,500.
Element development images + text from FM Homes via THC 030907
Cooper Cromar New Housing
The Element, Western Harbour: £30m – FM Developments
New images above, Dec 2005
Cooper Cromar Architects have worked as Forth Ports Plc masterplan architects in recent years. Forth Ports Plc own much of Granton Harbour in addition to their main Edinburgh property at Leith Docks – Western Harbour, etc.
Apartments at Granton Marina, also by Cooper Cromar:
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Across western harbour from The Element apartments is Ocean Terminal
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