Ellersly Road, Edinburgh

CDA was commissioned by S1 Developments to masterplan and design in detail the residential redevelopment of an empty office building site at Murrayfield in west Edinburgh. The office was formerly the Scottish HQ of Guinness/United Distillers and although only around thirty years old it had been empty for a while. Mature landscaping planted when the offices were built occupied around 60% of the site area and had to be retained. We focused the three apartment buildings and street of townhouses on the landscaping and we used the site’s sloping topography to create some underground parking and townhouses which are partly three and partly four storeys with enclosed rear gardens.

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  • Client − S1 Developments Ltd
  • Main Contractor − S1 Developments
  • Architect − CDA
  • Structural Engineer − Harley Haddow
  • Quantity Surveyor − Pottie Wilson
  • Landscape Architect − David Wilson Landscape Architects
  • Photography − © CDA