Unite Edinburgh, Student Accommodation, Building, Images, Architect, Project
Unite Student Housing : Edinburgh Accommodation
Portsborough Court : Lady Lawson St Flats, Edinburgh, Scotland
Unite Student Housing Edinburgh
Portsborough Court – UNITE
Design: Acanthus Architects Douglas Forrest
Accommodation: 229 rooms
Formally opened: 8 Sep 2006
Area: approx. 70,000 sqft
Cost: £7m approx.
The Lady Lawson St project is nine storeys high and situated immediately to the north of Novotel Edinburgh – now on site, Oct 2005.
By Acanthus architects Douglas Forrest, based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the building contains accommodation for 231 students in predominantly 5 bedroom flats but with a limited number of 3 and 4 bedroom flats.
Just to the north of the Unite Student Housing is Westport by Reiach and Hall Architects. Named ‘Evolution House’ by the developers it was completed in 2003 where Lady Lawson Street meets West Port:
image © Adrian Welch
Unite Student Housing
Just to the north of the Unite Student Housing is Westport House, nine-storey offices comprising of 65,000 sq ft net, constructed in 1971.
The building is formed primarily from repetitive pre-cast concrete cladding panels. Bulky ribbed concrete cores are expressed on the elevations and protrude above the general roofline. West Port is one of the historic entry routes to the old town of Edinburgh.
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