Mixed-use proposal for RBS-owned Fettes Campus
The practice has prepared a planning in principle application for the redevelopment of land at Dundas Street/Fettes Row.
Under the plans, the existing office buildings will be demolished to create a residential-led scheme including retail, restaurants, a hotel, care home, offices for financial, professional and other services as well as car parking, access and other associated works.
According to the architects, new spaces and connections will knit the development into the surrounding neighbourhood; including a public square off Dundas Street and a pocket park connecting King George V Park.
In their design statement the Michael Laird Architects noted: “Our 3d images show an indicative approach to the architectural treatment of the buildings. Although we are not applying for a detailed consent with complete building designs, the proposals have been compiled to promote an architectural approach that is befitting of the sensitive context.”