News: 12 October 2016Double success for our Edinburgh team

We are delighted to have secured planning permission of two residential developments on behalf of Robertson Partnership Homes and City of Edinburgh Council. The applications form the first two of several developments forming 21st Century Homes Small Sites Programme, which proposes over 200 new affordable and mid-market rent properties across the north and west of Edinburgh. 

These first two applications for Calder Gardens in Sighthill, and West Pilton Grove in the Pilton area, will provide nearly 70 much needed new affordable homes, with a range of accommodation types proposed.

Calder Gardens is a residential development of 37 units in western Edinburgh, set in the heart of an established neighbourhood. The development is a mix of terraced housing and three storey flatted blocks designed around a central courtyard with clearly defined public and private spaces and well integrated parking so that vehicles do not dominate the environment. This development is one of seven brownfield developments in the City of Edinburgh Council’s Small Sites Programme which aims to provide Edinburgh with much needed affordable housing. Calder Gardens was granted planning permission in summer 2016 with development expected to start on site towards the end of 2016.

West Pilton Grove is a residential development in the north of Edinburgh, part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Small Sites Programme. It comprises of 29 units, including 14 terraced houses and a four storey flatted block. This development will create a new courtyard community with links to the wider neighbourhood. The flatted block takes advantage of long views across the adjacent West Pilton Park. This project was granted planning permission in summer 2016 with development expected to start on site towards the end of 2016.


Stuart Bishop, Architect Director in Barton Willmore’s Edinburgh office said: “The brownfield development sites are located within the heart of well-established communities meaning from early on in the design process it was fundamental that the proposals integrate well and have a positive impact on neighbourhood character. We are delighted that these applications have been approved, they will create a sense of place that fundamentally will be great places to live”.

Barton Willmore provided architecture, planning and landscape design services.

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