Council plan to bring Passivhaus homes to Dalkeith

Midlothian Council has submitted plans for a residential and retail development in Dalkeith.

Under the proposals, an existing building in Buccleuch Street will be renovated and extended to form two retail units and four flats with a new build Passivhaus development will provide an additional six apartments.

In a design statement, the architects Smith Scott Mullan Associates wrote: “The materials and colour palette has been carefully selected to create a dialogue between existing historical features and new build elements. This is achieved by maximising re-use of the stone from the existing building, using complementing colours and materials like zinc and brick.

“This allows a smooth and sympathetic interweaving of ‘new’ and ‘old’, where the valuable elements of the ‘old’ are celebrated while the ‘new’ maintains it’s modern quality.”

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