This new, high specification accommodation scheme consists of a main reception space, studio accommodation over 5 floors, a common room, a laundry, a gym, an outdoor courtyard and integrated cycle storage. The front facing, upper storey studio apartments make the most of their location with full height glazing, giving sweeping views across the city.
The design of the building was carefully considered due its sensitive location and is rich in materiality, with elements of stone, render, brick, timber, precast concrete and zinc. The arrangement of materials on the front façade have been composed to give an illusion of verticality, in keeping with the contextual arrangement of the Old Town location. The front façade also features a ‘green wall’ to soften appearances and add interest at the entrance courtyard. Due to its relatively low lying location, the roofscape has also been considered as another elevation, with its setbacks, stepped roof terraces and hard and soft landscaping giving visual interest.