Freer Street Development, Lochrin Basin
This is an important urban regeneration site in Fountainbridge unlocking the potential in a large tract of inner city industrial land. Our proposals include creating a new pedestrian street, linking Bruntsfield and Merchiston to Haymarket Station and the West End of Edinburgh, and creating a new access to one of the more attractive aspects of Edinburgh’s industrial heritage – the Union Canal.
Our proposals for 267 new homes consist of a diverse mix of housing types, including townhouses, studio flats, 2-3 bed flats, and penthouse apartments, along with commercial units of varying sizes. A tree-lined boulevard, named Freer Street, is the spine of the scheme, running from the Canal edge to a flight of steps leading down to Fountainbridge. Two distinctive and contemporary blocks overlook the canal with deep balconies to enjoy the southerly aspect and spectacular views across the city.
Project Size: 267 Apartments
Project Manager: Faithful and Gould
Structural Engineer: Faber Maunsell
QS: David Adamson and Partners
M+E Engineer: KJ Tait Engineer
Landscape Architect: John Richards
Acoustic: Robin Mackenzie Partnership