Most rooms have the distinctive projecting window bay which we are happy to see is already being colonised by students as a window seats.”
Costed at £12m it forms the first phase of a John Hope Architect’s master plan for the Old Town which includes a JM and Oberlanders block at Holyrood North. An upper level terrace is available for all students. | Send to friend
November 14 2014
Students have begun moving into a 248 bed postgraduate housing complex on Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, following completion of works on behalf of the University of Edinburgh. Arranged around a split-level courtyard the Richard Murphy Architects and Buro Happold designed scheme is formed primarily of six person apartments, access being provided by open balconies and two suspended spiral stairs. In a statement the architects said: “Most apartments have communal kitchens at significant urban corners and internal circulation is generally day-lit and single sided.