Client: Watkin Jones Group
Architect: Oberlanders Architects LLP
Part refurbishment and part new build student residency accommodation of approx. 300 bedrooms. The Sugarhouse Close development is formed from a number of different buildings including listed buildings and a number of listed facades. These buildings were sensitively remodelled to provide student accommodation in both studio and cluster flat format. In addition, 21 completely new blocks were constructed using a sympathetic palette suitable for the Edinburgh World Heritage Site location. These new structures were constructed using steel frame for ease of speed of construction in a congested city centre site off the Royal Mile. The topography of the site was particularly challenging with a two storey change in level at the centre of the site which had to be accommodated in the existing listed building.