The Challenge

To redevelop the site of a former Grade A listed bus depot, to create a high quality dense urban residential development. Initial design proposals incorporated the retained listed façade of the existing building, with a clever cross section to relate proposed floor levels to the existing window levels.

The Response

We produced an attractive masterplan with well designed buildings arranged around a central urban green. Ultimately it was not feasible to retain the listed façade and a new build solution was devised. This involved close liaison with Historic Scotland who only allowed demolition of the original building due to the design quality of the proposals.