Case Study: Calder Gardens Case Study
Case study Calder Gardens Case Study
Client: Edinburgh City Council 21st Century Homes
Architect: Barton Willmore
Brick Type: Village Harvest Multi
Calder Gardens is a mixed development of 37 units that includes terraced housing and three storey blocks designed around a central courtyard with clearly defined public and private spaces and integrated parking. It is part of Edinburgh City Council’s 21st Century Homes Small Sites Programme to deliver 40,000 affordable and mid-market houses across the city, on constrained plots within established communities
It was fundamental that the proposed development would integrate with, and have a positive impact on, the character of the local neighbourhood.
The architectural style is stripped-back and uses a restricted, predominantly brick, palette of materials. The brick selected for the project was Village Harvest Multi, a high quality, light-textured, buff brick.
Built on a brownfield site within the heart of a well-established community, the choice of materials used in the construction of Calder Gardens has ensured the development has quickly and beautifully integrated with its surrounding environment.
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