Eyre Place, Apartments, CDA, Canonmills Property, Housing, Photos

Eyre Place, Edinburgh : Property

Edinburgh New Town Flats for Applecross by CDA

Eyre Place Edinburgh

Location: Dundas St, New Town Phase 2


Canonmills Apartments new town flats
exterior image ; massing concept

Eyre Place involves the demolition of the former TSB office building on a prominent new town site at the North end of Dundas Street in Edinburgh, making way for luxury apartments and commercial units.

The £6.5m mixed use development designed by CDA, for Applecross Properties, consists of 18 large apartments, 4 penthouses and 2 duplex penthouses over 6 stories and a central courtyard landscaped area. There are 4 commercial units at the ground floor level and basement parking beneath.

Eyre Place flats Eyre Place penthouses
eyre terrace elevation ; elevation view

The apartments are on a scale comparable with 3 bed new town period flats, but with the advantages of open plan living, expansive balconies and intelligent homes cabling.

The building has been designed to respect the surrounding urban fabric and the principles established during the original construction of the new town.

Natural stone cladding, together with glass, render and standing seam zinc panels give the elevations order, with the natural stone treatment used to express openings that relate to the adjacent buildings facing the site.

The Eyre Place project received planning consent in November 2003 and started on site May 2004, and is due for completion December 2005.

Eyre Place kitchen edinburgh dundas street
penthouse view ; site plan image

Massing Concept
The massing concept shows the building split into three components; one facing Dundas Street, one facing Eyre Place and one facing Eyre Terrace. Whilst the three components are physically linked, this arrangement enables the building to be broken down in scale.

The massing concept is based upon common new town street arrangements. Three storey townhouses make up the body of the street, and are often flanked by Palace ends. The new design follows this approach, placing importance on the blocks adjacent to Dundas Street and Eyre Terrace.

Eyre Place, Edinburgh: CDA Architects Building PR – 30.05.05

Adjacent sites include Standard Life’s Tanfield House: a competition was held for Tanfield in Spring 2005, organised by Standard Life through Jones lang La Salle.

Previously CDA designed Annandale St Flats for Applecross, to the east of the New Town

dundas street view
dundas street elevation

Contemporary Edinburgh New Town Housing – Selection:

Dean Bank Lane housing
Dean Bank Lane
picture from architect

Belford Road housing
Belford Road housing
image © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Walking Tours

Just north of Canonmills is Edinburgh Botanic Gardens


All Eyre Place images from CDA

Comments / photos for the Eyre Place Edinburgh Architecture page welcome

Eyre Place Building : page

Website: www.applecross.co.uk/eyreplace