Musselburgh apartments plan scaled back

Block 9 Architects has submitted revised plans for ten new apartments at a prominent gap-site in Musselburgh. 

The site of concern is an L-shaped area of land linking Whitehill Street and Maingait Medway, part of which is currently occupied by warehousing.

Superseding plans for a four-storey apartment block from last year, the new proposals have been scaled back with the inclusion of a traditional pitched roof.

This approach will also allow for a large amenity space and balconies to be built to the rear of the site, Urban Realm reports. 

In a materials statement, Block 9 Architects wrote: “The building mass facing Newcraighall Road features elements of brick and sandstone, taking reference from the neighbouring brick church next to the site. The stone mass is broken up with glazing and timber panels which help to create a very human scale to the building.

“To the rear, the building is composed of a combination of buff brick with certain elements clad in western red cedar battens. The roof will be dark grey anthracite zinc.

“As a whole, the project aims to remove the existing warehouse which adds nothing to the area while the reduced palette of new richer materials is intended to reflect a contemporary feel to the area.”

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