TUDSBERY COURT HOUSING, CRAIGMILLAR
Location: Craigmillar, Edinburgh
Client: Places for People
Programme: Completed 2015
This development of 73 dwellings is located on a brownfield site in Craigmillar, adjacent to the Thistle Foundation Conservation Area.
This is the second phase of a masterplan designed by SSM for over 200 homes for Places for People and acts as a link between existing houses in the Thistle Foundation and recent developments at Greendykes.
The three -sided perimeter block consists of three and four storey flatted blocks and two storey terraced houses. To the east, off one of the two new streets created as part of the development, is a row of terraced dormered houses, which encloses East Court and provides a strong and interesting street frontage.
A wide mix of unit types and sizes are provided including one, two and three-bedroom flats and two and three-bedroom houses. The units were deigned to suit both Mid-Market Rent and Shared Equity tenures.
The high quality landscape design includes a central courtyard, made up of small private gardens, a large shared space, bespoke seating and well-considered planting. Car parking is on-street and communal refuse and bin stores are provided to the rear of the courtyard enabling an uncluttered street design, maximising the space available for seating, street trees and planting, are all set in high quality surface materials.
The scheme sets the urban layout and aesthetic precedent for our Thistle Phase 3 project, which is at pre-construction stage.