King's Stables Road
The development, which has helped breathe new life into an overlooked area of the city, comprises a seven storey apartment block, premium student accommodation with private roof terrace, a 4* apart hotel including studio apartments and four ground floor commercial units. It has turned a neglected corner into a vibrant and culturally significant quarter of Scotland’s capital.
The site’s proximity to the steep sloping rock face of Edinburgh Castle, as well as the many uses of the site over previous centuries, resulted in very challenging ground conditions. In addition to large cobbles, we discovered many unknown obstructions such as a well, and buried tanks. This required us to provide quick responses during the construction works to allow the programme to be maintained.
Neil Dely, Partner, said "On a challenging and historically sensitive site, Cundall brought careful and considered input during the design phase and quick responses during construction, playing a key role in this leading example of urban regeneration. The scheme has been named one of Scotland’s fourteen most outstanding new developments in the 2021 National Architecture Awards by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)."
Our team worked with the archaeologist to propose a “preserve in-situ” solution by ensuring all excavations for foundations and drainage were kept as shallow as possible.