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Unite Student Housing : Edinburgh Accommodation

Portsborough Court : Lady Lawson St Flats, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Unite images © Adrian Welch Sep 2006 with lumix camera

Portsborough Court – UNITE

Design: Acanthus Architects Douglas Forrest

Accommodation: 229 rooms
Formally opened: 8 Sep 2006
Height: nine-storeys
Area: approx. 70,000 sqft
Cost: £7m approx.

Lady Lawson St elevations

The Lady Lawson St project is nine storeys high and situated immediately to the north of Novotel Edinburgh – now on site, Oct 2005.

By Acanthus architects Douglas Forrest, based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the building contains accommodation for 231 students in predominantly 5 bedroom flats but with a limited number of 3 and 4 bedroom flats.

south up Lady Lawson St south up Lady Lawson St north up Lady Lawson St
all Unite images © Douglas Forrest Architects

Just to the north of the Unite Student Housing is Westport by Reiach and Hall Architects. Named ‘Evolution House’ by the developers it was completed in 2003 where Lady Lawson Street meets West Port:

Westport Edinburgh
image © Adrian Welch




Scottish Architecture

Unite Student Housing

Just to the north of the Unite Student Housing is Westport House, nine-storey offices comprising of 65,000 sq ft net, constructed in 1971.

The building is formed primarily from repetitive pre-cast concrete cladding panels. Bulky ribbed concrete cores are expressed on the elevations and protrude above the general roofline. West Port is one of the historic entry routes to the old town of Edinburgh.




Edinburgh College of Art is located east of the Unite Student Housing
Edinburgh College of Art
image © Adrian Welch

Westport House is located north of the Unite Student Housing
Westport House
picture from the architect

Scottish Parliament

Hotel Missoni Building

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