jmarchitects’ student accommodation, at Buccleuch Place Meadow Lane, which opened this year to welcome students for the 2018-2019 academic year, has been nominated in the annual Property Week Awards. 

The project provides post-graduate student accommodation across thirteen refurbished Grade ‘B’ listed Georgian townhouses. The two blocks fronting Buccleuch Place were originally built in the 1780’s as
housing but had been in use as University office space prior to the development. Brownfield land behind the townhouses has been developed to provide purpose-built student accommodation, forming a new built edge to Meadow Lane.

Sustainability features include the retention and re-use of many of the existing traditional materials such as sandstone walls and slate roofing. Wild-planted beds and biodiverse green roofs will improve the
ecological balance of the area, aid acoustic insulation and privacy and improve water management through integration with a SUDS system of permeable paving and landscaping features.

We were very proud to work with The University of Edinburgh on this and look forward to seeing the results on 12th December.

Good Luck to all those involved. 

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