Duke Street, Edinburgh

Project Description:

  • Client:   Port of Leith Housing Association Ltd
  • Project: New build housing, flats and church
  • Service Provided: Quantity Surveyor
  • Procurement:   Traditional
  • Contract period: 65 weeks
  • Architect:   Assist Architects
  • Engineer:   Scott Bennett Associates
  • Contractor:   Hart Builders (Edinburgh) Ltd

The project comprised three separate buildings – a six storey steel framed structure with a church on the ground floor and 18 No flats above with lift access at the front of the site and a two storey detached timber framed house and a two storey timber framed three house terrace at the rear of the site. Both timber framed buildings were constructed adjacent to the boundary wall.

Condensing boilers, low E glass, cedar wall cladding, timber framed house kits and timber framed wall panels (within the steel framed structure) were sustainable features incorporated within the specification for the development.