Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh: Case Study Summary
|Client||Location||Sector||Contract Value||Main Contractor|
|Hart Builders||Edinburgh||Student Accommodation||£4.00 million||Cruden Group (Hart Builders)|
Buccleuch Street is a highly sought after address. Near the old town and the city’s famous nightlife with a generous range of amenities including restaurants and cafes, retail outlets, comedy clubs, theatres, and art galleries.
Little wonder then that it is a draw for Edinburgh students following the development of a six storey student accommodation scheme using Sigmat’s lightweight steel frame with concrete floors and a basement incorporating energy saving plant and equipment.
Working with Hart Builders, part of the Cruden Group and 7N Architects, Sigmat were chosen to help deliver an ingenious infill to a gap site which had lighted the south side of Edinburgh for a number of years.
In total, 86 bed spaces were created in a variety of formats including en suite one bedroom studios, cluster studios and four bedroom apartment styles. The building also incorporates a cinema and a gym, reception and laundry and common room.
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“As Sigmat light gauge steel frame can be erected scaffold free it is especially suited to confined or restricted build areas such as Buccleuch Street.”