Capital City Homes, Scotland, Houses, Designs, Images, Project, Developer

Capital City Homes, Edinburgh – South Queensferry

South Queensferry Housing, by Parr Architects, Scotland

15 Apr 2006

South Queensferry Homes


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.

South Queensferry Homes South Queensferry Housing
housing images from Parr Architects

Parr Architects

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



Scottish Parliament

Links re Parr Architects

Parr Architects Offices in Edinburgh: Intelligent Finance HQ

Parr Architects BAA Framework Agreement

Parr Architects Glasgow

Tron Square housing
Tron Square
image © Adrian Welch

Dean Bank Lane housing
Dean Bank Lane
picture from the architect

Belford Road housing
Belford Road housing
image © Adrian Welch

Eyre Place housing : housing
Canonmills Apartments
picture from the architect

Cowgate housing
Cowgate Housing
photograph © Adrian Welch

Hotel Missoni

RBS Gogarburn

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