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Capital City Homes Edinburgh – South Queensferry Property

South Queensferry Housing design by Parr Architects, Scotland

15 Apr 2006

Edinburgh Housing Goes Back To Its Roots

Design: Parr Architects

Edinburgh’s unique colony-style housing is set to make a comeback in a new South Queensferry development which aims to create a neighbourhood with a sense of community.

Capital City Homes Edinburgh, South Queensferry South Queensferry Housing - Capital City Homes Edinburgh
housing images from Parr Architects

South Queensferry Homes

Parr Architects, working on behalf of Capital City Homes, has recently gained planning permission for the project, which was inspired by the colonies of 19th Century Edinburgh. Capital City Homes is part of the Places for People Group, a not-for-profit organisation, committed to creating high quality mixed tenure neighbourhoods that are sympathetic to the environment.

The project will see the creation of a community that is sustainable in every sense of the word, with strong neighbourly bonds, flexible and adaptable housing, and efficient and environmentally friendly buildings. ‘Home Zone’ design principles have been used with the aim of creating a pedestrian-friendly environment while maintaining an urban feel, and a central square providing a focal point for the development.

Capital City Homes Edinburgh – Building information from Parr Architects 260406



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Edinburgh Housing Designs

Contemporary Edinburgh Architectural Designs – recent residential property selection from e-architect:

Tron Square housing, between the Cowgate and the Royal Mile, centre of the Old Town
Tron Square
image © Adrian Welch

Dean Bank Lane housing, north west of the city centre, on the south bank of the Water of Leith river
Dean Bank Lane
picture from the architect

Belford Road housing, north west of the city centre, near the Dean Village
Belford Road housing
image © Adrian Welch

Eyre Place housing : housing in the New Town phase 2
Canonmills Apartments
picture from the architect

Cowgate housing, Cowgate, Old Town

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh, the High Street / Royal Mile at the junnction with George IV Bridge

RBS Gogarburn, west of the city, near the airport

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