Southside Garage, Basil Spence Edinburgh Building Images, Gordon Duffy Architect Design

Southside Garage Edinburgh : Causewayside Building

Modern Apartments in Edinburgh, originally by Basil Spence Architect, Scotland, UK

Building Refurbishment – Flats Conversion, Causewayside

Dates of renewal: 2002-03

Refurbishment Design: Duffy & Batt Architects

Southside Garage
photo from Duffy & Batt

Southside Garage

A 3,000 sq. ft apartment conversion from the ‘B’ Listed Basil Spence building being refurbished by Duffy & Batt (now Studio DuB) : external shot misses ground level Majestic Wine ‘warehouse’.

Basil Spence, Southside Southside, Edinburgh
Southside Garage: images from Duffy & Batt

Located amongst the tenements on Causewayside, south of the city centre, this was the first commercial property designed by Scottish architect Sir Basil Spence. It is in the International Modern style, with Art Deco finishes.

It was almost lost to the bulldozers until a sympathetic owner had it transformed into a retail unit with loft apartment in the late 1990s.

A major building located close by to the south:

National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland
photo © Adrian Welch


Causewayside Edinburgh

Causewayside is a place in South Edinburgh with a high concentration of businesses including antique shops, bars, counselors, chiropodists, printer suppliers and lawyers.

Causewayside also has the following useful amenities: various restaurants and a number of pubs. The street is located south of Fountainbridge. This area of Edinburgh is a short distance west of the city centre.

The area is adjoining Tollcross with East Fountainbridge and West Port to the east, Polwarth to the west and south, Dalry and Haymarket to the north and Gorgie and North Merchiston to the west. The main streets through the area are Fountainbridge and Dundee Street.

Location: Causewayside, south Edinburgh, Midlothian, southeast Scotland, United Kingdom

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