60 build-to-rent flats planned near Speirs Wharf

60 build-to-rent flats planned near Speirs Wharf

A Victorian industrial building near Speirs Wharf could be demolished to make way for build-to-rent flats, under newly lodged plans.

A10 Architects has submitted an application on behalf of Weiss Development Co. Ltd for 60 apartments in a five/six storey block at 124 Craighall Road.

A mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats would be provided.

A design document included with the proposal stated: “The site was previously under light industrial use and at present the site is occupied by a two‐storey brick building (circa 1896) and a more recent brick extension (circa 1991) along with garages and workshops.

“The original brick building is showing evidence of settlement where cracking and sagging is evident.”

It was not “feasible or practical” to keep the building because of the level of remedial works required.

The statement added: “Material choices have been predominantly informed by the listed buildings at Speirs Wharf through the use of brick, cladding to reflect the industrial and more recent business park while render is used to soften the and delineate the massing of the development.”

Earlier proposals for 68 apartments at the site have been withdrawn.

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