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Quartermile Flat : Edinburgh Penthouse Extension

Penthouse Apartment at Quartermile – design by Paterson Architects

16 Apr 2012

Quartermile Apartment

Penthouse Extension, Quartermile

Design: Paterson Architects

Our clients wished to extend their new tenth floor penthouse apartment at Quartermile in Edinburgh. The open plan kitchen and living room of the existing flat has panoramic views south to the Meadows but had only a limited view to the east with restricted access to a large, but empty, roof terrace.

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pictures © Keith Hunter Photography

Having obtained the necessary statutory consents and other permissions, and working closely with the design team and contractors, we created a 26m2 Sun Room which is used as a second sitting room. The extension is l-shaped. It is narrower to the south to satisfy a planning requirement that the elevation facing the meadows had to be the same width a slot windows in the floors below. The wider part of the l-shape is to the north, therefore, we created two zones within the extension.

This fully glazed structure is built from the same curtain walling as the original building. The room provides a light and airy transition between the flat and the newly landscaped terrace. Occupants enjoy open views of the Pentlands and the Firth of Forth whilst simultaneously being protected from the harsher elements of the Scottish weather.

Client Quote: “Everyone who comes here says it’s fantastic. We’re absolutely delighted with it. This extension has transformed the way we use the apartment and it looks like it’s always been here.”

The project was completed in January 2011.

Quartermile Penthouse Flat – Building Information

Structural Engineer: ARUP Scotland
Quantity Surveyor: Thomas and Adamson
Planning Consultant: Montague Evans
Landscape Architects: Townshend
Main Contractor: Asset Ventures Ltd

Quartermile Penthouse Extension information from Paterson Architects

Quartermile Penthouse Extension images from Keith Hunter Photography

Quartermile Edinburgh
photo : Nigel Young, Foster & Partners

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Former Hospital buildings on the site:
Royal Infirmary building
photograph © Adrian Welch


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Quartermile Edinburgh Development context – The Meadows

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