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4 May 2016

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Kinnear Road Properties by Queensberry, Edinburgh, Scotland

Kinnear Road Properties by Queensberry
image : A. Beswick

Currently completing at the East end of the street is a luxury residential development by Queensberry – an exclusive development of just ten period conversion and luxury new build townhouses and apartments in the prestigious address of Kinnear Road, Inverleith.

According to Queensberry, “When complete, this exclusive development will include two lovingly restored period villas and three period apartments refurbished to the highest standard. In addition, a luxurious selection of newly constructed properties will deliver two contemporary apartments, two spacious duplexes and a stunning triplex to this most sought after residential destination. Careful consideration has been given to the layout and finish of each unique property, ensuring a variety of styles and a superb specification to meet even the highest expectations. Furthermore, all properties benefit from ample off-street parking and truly magnificent views of Edinburgh’s iconic skyline.”

Kinnear Road Properties for Queensberry

According to Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd, “The project comprises the refurbishment of MacKenzie House a grade B listed former Edinburgh Academy boarding house, with two 4 storey new build residential blocks located in the gap sites on either side. The new buildings have been designed to achieve a sympathetic scale and use of materials to its existing neighbours on Kinnear Road. The development will contain a total of 8 flats and 1 townhouse across the 3 separate buildings with private gardens overlooking extensive recreation grounds and parkland to the south, as well as off street parking. The project is scheduled to complete in phases between February and June 2016.£

Kinnear Road flats by Morgan McDonnell Architecture
image : A. Beswick

Architects are Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd with conservation architects being Lorn Macneal Architects.

Kinnear Road Properties by Morgan McDonnell Architecture

1 Apr 2015

Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd – Recent News

EAA Awards 2015 Building of the Year Winners

The Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards were announced and presented at a drinks reception in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on Tuesday 31st March, attended by around one hundred architects, sponsors and their guests. The EAA Building of the Year Award for 2015 went to Advocate’s Close by Morgan McDonnell Architecture.

Forty Six entries were submitted this year and 19 short-listed projects were visited by the judging panel in March 2015. Awards were made in five categories: Building of the Year; Conservation and Regeneration; Small Project, Wood and Ambassador. The judging panel comprised of Susan Edington – The Haining Charitable Trust, Annabel Cooper – Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Donald Canavan RIAS – EAA President, Beth Fraser RIAS – EAA Council Member.

In each category there was a clear winner, however as the standard was very high a number of commendations were also given.

The full Building of the Year shortlist and results:

Advocate’s Close – Morgan McDonnell Architecture
Arcadia Nursery – Malcolm Fraser Architects
Charlotte Square – Morgan McDonnell Architecture
West End Medical Practice – Page / Park Architects

WINNER: Advocate’s Close – Morgan McDonnell Architecture

EAA Awards 2015 Winners
photo ©Kevin McCollum

EAA Awards 2015 Building of the Year

24 Mar 2014

Morgan McDonnell Architecture on RIAS Awards 2014 Shortlist

RIAS Awards 2014

RIAS Announces Strong Scottish Shortlist for RIAS/RIBA 2014 Awards

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced a 27 strong shortlist for its 2014 awards. The judging panel for this year includes Douglas Read PPRIAS, Marjorie Appleton FRIAS, Liz Davidson Hon FRIAS, Craig White RIBA and George Oldham RIBA RIAS, representing the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The shortlist for Scotland comprises the following buildings (with comments from the judges):

26-31 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (£12m)
Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd
Charlotte Square offices
photograph © Robin Gautier
26-31 Charlotte Square
“This prestigious development deftly connects a row of restored townhouses with new-build. The covered, linking, courtyard is an appropriate transition between the restored townhouses and the contemporary block behind.”

Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh (£30m)
Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd
Advocate’s Close
“Urban weaving at its most complex, connected into the existing patterns of Edinburgh’s upper Old Town, the project connects refurbished historic properties with new-build. A substantial mixed development, full of interest.”

RIAS Awards 2014

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