Planning submitted for Western Harbour neighbourhood
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We’ve recently submitted detailed plans to deliver a mixed use neighbourhood of 938 new homes at Western Harbour on Edinburgh’s waterfront .

The initiative is a collaboration between Forth Ports Ltd. and Rettie and Co. to respond to Edinburgh’s growing shortage of housing. The development will deliver 938 homes within a mixed use neighbourhood which will include shops, commercial space, a health centre, a new primary school which is being brought forward separately by the Council, and one of the largest new parks in the city for over a hundred years. Following the approval of our Revised Design Framework in October 2018 the proposals will realise the next stage of the wider Western Harbour masterplan to transform empty, reclaimed, land in the Port of Leith into a new waterfront community.

We worked in collaboration with landscape architects Rankin Fraser to design a new neighbourhood that focuses on the public realm and the spaces between the buildings, encouraging people to inhabit and activate their environment. The streets, spaces and buildings are designed to prioritise people over vehicles and to have a discernible character, within the coherent context of the wider neighbourhood, in order to cultivate variety, identity and legibility. A varied palette of robust materials references the historic waterfront buildings and the site’s direct relationship with the Port of Leith. The new park, designed by Rankin Fraser, will form the heart of the new community offering play space, large open meadows, varied woodland, a community growing space and an outdoor classroom for the adjacent primary school.

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Fort William Concept Design ; One Bed Apartments
Fort William Concept Design ; Four Bed Detached
Fort William Concept Design ; Two Bed Detached
We have recently completed concept designs for employee housing to serve the new Alloy Wheel Facility in Fort William. The need for new housing is due to the lack of availability in the local market which won't meet the needs of the number of new employees expected to relocate to the area. The proposed architecture is a contemporary interpretation of traditional highland housing with a variety of pitched roof forms. Different typologies raging from 1 to 5 beds have been designed around a single 4.3m module to facilitate efficiency in modular construction and potential for extension and configuration of internal layouts to suit different individual styles of living.
We have recently completed concept designs for employee housing to serve the new Alloy Wheel Facility in Fort William. The need for new housing is due to the lack of availability in the local market which won't meet the needs of the number of new employees expected to relocate to the area. The proposed architecture is a contemporary interpretation of traditional highland housing with a variety of pitched roof forms. Different typologies raging from 1 to 5 beds have been designed around a single 4.3m module to facilitate efficiency in modular construction and potential for extension and configuration of internal layouts to suit different individual styles of living.
We have recently completed concept designs for employee housing to serve the new Alloy Wheel Facility in Fort William. The need for new housing is due to the lack of availability in the local market which won't meet the needs of the number of new employees expected to relocate to the area. The proposed architecture is a contemporary interpretation of traditional highland housing with a variety of pitched roof forms. Different typologies raging from 1 to 5 beds have been designed around a single 4.3m module to facilitate efficiency in modular construction and potential for extension and configuration of internal layouts to suit different individual styles of living.
We have recently completed concept designs for employee housing to serve the new Alloy Wheel Facility in Fort William. The need for new housing is due to the lack of availability in the local market which won't meet the needs of the number of new employees expected to relocate to the area. The proposed architecture is a contemporary interpretation of traditional highland housing with a variety of pitched roof forms. Different typologies raging from 1 to 5 beds have been designed around a single 4.3m module to facilitate efficiency in modular construction and potential for extension and configuration of internal layouts to suit different individual styles of living.
We have recently completed concept designs for employee housing to serve the new Alloy Wheel Facility in Fort William. The need for new housing is due to the lack of availability in the local market which won't meet the needs of the number of new employees expected to relocate to the area. The proposed architecture is a contemporary interpretation of traditional highland housing with a variety of pitched roof forms. Different typologies raging from 1 to 5 beds have been designed around a single 4.3m module to facilitate efficiency in modular construction and potential for extension and configuration of internal layouts to suit different individual styles of living.
We have recently completed concept designs for employee housing to serve the new Alloy Wheel Facility in Fort William. The need for new housing is due to the lack of availability in the local market which won't meet the needs of the number of new employees expected to relocate to the area. The proposed architecture is a contemporary interpretation of traditional highland housing with a variety of pitched roof forms. Different typologies raging from 1 to 5 beds have been designed around a single 4.3m module to facilitate efficiency in modular construction and potential for extension and configuration of internal layouts to suit different individual styles of living.
A masterplan prepared by a 7N Architects-led team for the site of the former high school in Lerwick, Shetland, has been unanimously approved by Shetland Islands Council’s Development Committee for public consultation prior to adoption as Supplementary Planning Guidance. The project is an initiative by Shetland Islands Council to utilise a key town centre site in Lerwick to deliver forms of affordable housing and related mixed uses which are not currently being delivered by the public or private sectors. The unique combination of high house prices and construction costs in Shetland mean there is a large affordability gap between social rented and private housing which has become a critical factor in retaining and attracting young people to the Islands who are essential to sustain the future economy • Find put more on our journal page - link in bio.
A masterplan prepared by a 7N Architects-led team for the site of the former high school in Lerwick, Shetland, has been unanimously approved by Shetland Islands Council’s Development Committee for public consultation prior to adoption as Supplementary Planning Guidance. The project is an initiative by Shetland Islands Council to utilise a key town centre site in Lerwick to deliver forms of affordable housing and related mixed uses which are not currently being delivered by the public or private sectors. The unique combination of high house prices and construction costs in Shetland mean there is a large affordability gap between social rented and private housing which has become a critical factor in retaining and attracting young people to the Islands who are essential to sustain the future economy • Find put more on our journal page - link in bio.
A masterplan prepared by a 7N Architects-led team for the site of the former high school in Lerwick, Shetland, has been unanimously approved by Shetland Islands Council’s Development Committee for public consultation prior to adoption as Supplementary Planning Guidance. The project is an initiative by Shetland Islands Council to utilise a key town centre site in Lerwick to deliver forms of affordable housing and related mixed uses which are not currently being delivered by the public or private sectors. The unique combination of high house prices and construction costs in Shetland mean there is a large affordability gap between social rented and private housing which has become a critical factor in retaining and attracting young people to the Islands who are essential to sustain the future economy • Find put more on our journal page - link in bio.
Fountainbridge Masterplan - Affordable Housing • We have recently submitted revised proposals to City of Edinburgh Council planning for one of the residential plots within the Fountainbridge masterplan - more information on our journal page, link in bio.
Fountainbridge Masterplan • We have recently submitted revised proposals to City of Edinburgh Council planning for one of the residential plots within the Fountainbridge masterplan - more information on our journal page, link in bio.
Fountainbridge Masterplan - Affordable Housing We have recently submitted revised proposals to City of Edinburgh Council planning for one of the residential plots within the Fountainbridge masterplan - more information on our journal page, link in bio.
Western Harbour - Park Terrace
Western Harbour - Park
Western Harbour - Park
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