The proposed development site is located in the Village of Ratho and sits within the Conservation Area.
Ratho’s vernacular style of architecture provides a strong reference for the design of the new development. However the site’s key location, next to the Union Canal, offers the opportunity to influence and inform the style of architecture with particular elements including colour which is a strong feature of waterfront buildings.
The site is defined by its irregular plan shape, the constrained nature of its context, combined with access and existing drainage infrastructure considerations. This has influenced the design and development form of the buildings on the site.
The proposed detailing and form is simple and the architecture informed by the massing and scale of the surrounding context. The buildings will respect traditional qualities of form and proportion but will combine with contemporary detailing to reflect the 21st century construction techniques.
2017 - present