Madelvic Factory, Granton, Demolition, News, Development, Architect, Image, Info

Madelvic Factory, Edinburgh

Madelvic Electric Car factory, Granton Waterfront, Edinburgh

Madelvic Factory Edinburgh

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Madelvic Car Factory Demolition – News Update May 2008:
Waterfront Edinburgh Ltd and development partner Buredi have applied for Listed Building Consent to demolish the B-listed derelict Madelvic Car Factory’s production block. The site has been owned by Buredi since 2003. Reserved matters planning permission was granted in March 2005 for the development including new build residential use over commercial use.

Malcolm Fraser Architects: conversion of the listed Madelvic car factory + new homes & commercial units onto Waterfront Avenue.
David Murray Associates: Outlook Housing Association homes.

Madelvic Edinburgh: Apr 2005 Building Update:
Malcolm Fraser Architects has just received Planning Permission for this new development on the former United Wire factory site at Granton. The site has been developed together with Buredi who purchased the land from Waterfront Edinburgh Ltd. It will become one of the first major developments in the Waterfront re-generation scheme.

Madelvic Edinburgh Madelvic Flats, Housing

The new 5-6 storey spine building which fronts the newly built Waterfront Avenue contains 65 flats over 2 floors of commercial space.

The former Madelvic works was originally built as a car factory where the electric Madelvic cars were manufactured in the late 1890s. This, the oldest surviving car-factory in Britain is to be converted into 16 work/live units on either side of a private courtyard.
Text from Malcolm Fraser Architects

Madelvic plant

Madelvic: Car Factory live-work units & affordable homes

Madelvic Factory, Granton
Madelvic: image provided by Waterfront Edinburgh Limited

Issued 28 May 2004
Scottish Electric Car factory Set To Be Transformed
Plans to transform the former listed Madelvic Car Factory on Granton’s
Waterfront into homes; “live-work” units and affordable homes are being lodged
jointly with Waterfront Edinburgh Limited for planning permission with the city council next week (w/c 31 May).
The scheme, developed by BUREDI, a joint venture between The EDI Group and The Burrell Company, has three distinct phases:
* The original, listed 1899 factory building will be converted into 12 “live-work” units and four new apartments
* 65 new one, two and three-bedroomed homes will be built above six commercial units on Waterfront Avenue and include car parking and an innovative underground rubbish collection system.
* Outlook Housing Association will develop 14 new homes for rent for older people, to help meet the citywide shortage of affordable homes.
The award-winning architect, Malcolm Fraser, designed the conversion of the listed car factory and the new homes and commercial units fronting Waterfront Avenue. David Murray Associates, Architects, designed the Outlook Housing Association homes.
The BUREDI project is part of Granton Waterfront, Scotland’s largest regeneration scheme. Its mixed-use nature – combining shops, office space, homes of different sizes for sale and rent – reflects Edinburgh’s acknowledged aim to build new, sustainable communities where people live and work and to connect the city to its waterfront. A similar, strategic approach is now being developed by EDI in their plans for the regeneration of Craigmillar.
Ian Wall, Chair of BUREDI said:
“We hope that our planned development at Granton Waterfront, which combines work-live units, new homes and affordable housing, will reflect the spirit of innovation embodied in the Madelvic electric car factory. Our vision for the development is certainly to harness design and technological innovations to build a thriving community.”
Andy Burrell, Chief Executive of BUREDI, said:
“The live-work units are the first of their kind in Edinburgh, and the first within the Granton Waterfront project. We expect that they’ll be snapped up by professional people – particularly people in the creative industries who will enjoy the Malcolm Fraser design – who work from home and want a high-quality home and office in one.”
Alastair Black , Director of Outlook Housing, said:
”The City of Edinburgh’s Social Housing Policy and the positive attitude of BUREDI has enabled the integration of social rented housing in this prestigious scheme. Outlook Housing’s vision is to develop high quality accommodation, with flexible support, that helps older people live more independent lives.”
Madelvic Electric Car factory – building PR
provided by Waterfront Edinburgh Limited May 2004

Madelvic architect for redevelopment – Malcolm Fraser




Project adjacent to the Madelvic Factory:

Granton Strand, Waterfront, north Edinburgh:
Granton Strand
Granton Strand: image from Reiach and Hall Architects

For The Places for People Group & The Burrell Company by Reiach and Hall Architects + Elder and Cannon Architects + Ushida Findlay Architects
Reiach and Hall Architects Granton Strand PR

Madelvic Factory
Granton Strand
Granton Strand: image from Reiach and Hall Architects
The Burrell Company unveils plans for the £14m refit of the Madelvic plant
11.01.04

Waterfront Edinburgh: images
United Wire Granton Waterfront Strand, Granton Centrica, Granton
Granton buildings – photos by Adrian Welch

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Burrell Company




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