Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh

High end residential for light gauge steel framing

Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh: Case Study Summary

Client Location Sector Main Contractor
Wemyss Properties Newbattle Terrace Residential Colorado Group

One of Edinburgh’s most sought after postcodes in the heart of Morningside is the location for 50-54 Newbattle Terrace, a collection of 25 two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.

Family owned and Edinburgh based Wemyss Properties took the view that Sigmat light gauge steel framing would be the ideal structural solution for the scheme where the need was to supply contemporary style and architectural sophistication to potential buyers.

Historically the Morningside area has been an enclave for the fabulously wealthy, dating back to eighteenth century when Falcon Hall stood nearby within 18 acres of grounds. The legacy of desirability has remained and Morningside is still a prestigious address.

The use of Sigmat light gauge steel framing easily facilitated the secure undercroft car parking and each of these blocks has a private entrance and lift access to all floors.

The development is also a city centre infill site with exterior cladding being a combination of ashlar stone rain screen and insulated render system with large areas of glass.





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apartments and penthouses

Newbattle Terrace has challenged some misguided perceptions that light gauge steel framing isn’t an option for new build residential developments. On the contrary it affords both superior structural integrity and rapid speed of build which can only benefit the developer and their return on investment as well as minimise the disruption to the local community during the build programme.

Marcus Wood, Chief Operations Officer at Sigmat
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