Westfield Edinburgh, Architect, Images, Building, 7N Design, Gorgie Properties Project
Westfield Edinburgh : Architecture
Development for Duddingston House Properties, Edinburgh, Scotland – design by 7N
12 Feb 2009
7N Architects moving forward with Westfield, Gorgie
Dunedin Canmore Housing Association’s Westfield development in Gorgie has been granted planning consent with a unanimous support from the members of the planning committee. The project will create 193 new affordable homes and 10,000sq.ft of small business space whilst opening up new links connecting Stevenson Road to Balgreen over a new footbridge.
7N Architects will taking the project forward with Hart Builders with a projected start on site in the summer and completion in 2011.
Photographs by Peter Guthrie for Make Ltd
make : Building information 22 Sep 2006
Westfield, West Edinburgh
Make’s Edinburgh studio have submitted detailed and outline planning applications for a mixed use development in Westfield, West Edinburgh, for Duddingston House Properties and AXA Investment Managers
The masterplan will transform a run-down brownfield site, between Stevenson Road and the Water of Leith, into a vibrant new mixed use development which will open up the area for all.
The proposals comprise an open network of buildings and public spaces which fan out towards the Water of Leith, opening up views of the river from deep within the site and adjacent streets and drawing this green swathe into the public and private spaces beyond.
These buildings will house a vibrant mix of small businesses, retail units and 176 new homes provided in a range of sizes and tenures to create a truly mixed community. The diversity of uses is articulated through a variety of elevational treatments, with a range of layered facades featuring clear, translucent or solid panels and louvres or balconies being further enriched by inhabitation.
A new public route will be created to link Stevenson Road to the Water of Leith walkway, with a new footbridge over the river. This opens up a new pedestrian and cycle connection between the Balgreen and Gorgie communities, introducing visual and physical permeability to what is currently a closed-off edge. Already well-served by public transport, the area’s provision will be further enhanced once the proposed tram stop at Murrayfield Stadium becomes operational, and the result will be a model development that uses excellent public transport links to limit car ownership.
Lisa Finlay of Make said, “The proposals for Westfield present an opportunity to realise a model of mixed-use, sustainable, urban development which will recycle a run-down, neglected brownfield site into a vibrant new neighbourhood for people to live, work and enjoy life in this part of the city.”
Westfield Edinburgh – Design Team
Client: Duddingston House Properties, Edinburgh + AXA Investment Managers
Architects: Make, Edinburgh
Planning Consultants: Iain Gotts Associates
Structural Engineers: White Young Green
M&E Engineering: Dunwoody Appleton Ltd
Environmental Consultants: IKM Consulting Ltd
Fire/Daylight Consultants: Arup Scotland
Traffic and Access Consultants: Steer Davies Gleave
3-D Visualisation: Anderson Terzic
Commercial Property Advisors: Ryden
Westfield Edinburgh building images / information from make 220906
Westfield context : Whisky Bond building
Westfield Development context : Murrayfield Stadium
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