Formerly home to Lismore Primary School which was demolished in 2011, the site comprises a mix of house types designed by Anderson Bell Christie that includes a terrace of two-bedroom cottage flats and a three-storey block of one-and-two-bedroom flats as well as a series of Edinburgh ‘colonies’ which comprise 1-bedroom ground-floor flats and 3-bedroom maisonettes reaching 2.5 storeys,
All properties are compliant with Housing for Varying Needs with the development itself achieving a ‘Gold’ standard from Secure by Design.
The vision for the Bingham was to ensure that the new scheme was considerate of its surroundings, emphasising and mitigating the impact of building heights and maximising the availability of amenity space. A series of 2 communal greenspaces are accessible via the west and northern boundary whilst all ground-floor properties have access to their own green space from either the front or rear elevations. The design of the rear courtyard considers the adjacent Seafield Respite Centre with the installation of a soft boundary treatment, comprising mature hedges, which aims to create a physical but unimposing barrier in order to support privacy for both sets of residents.
One of two projects to have simultaneously been undertaken on behalf of the Council (including Parkview which provided a further 30 affordable homes), the development was constructed entirely offsite using the ‘iQ’ Timber System – wind and watertight status was achieved in just over 100 days (net) – whilst it was the first project of its kind to utilise the CCG-manufactured PVCu window and door product range.
Bingham Avenue and Parkview helped deliver a lasting legacy within the Duddingston and Craigmillar communities. A £12,500 community fund was shared and distributed to community-based projects from within each community whilst 4 jobs were created and an extensive amount of online seminars for local schools were undertaken to deliver curriculum support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both developments were handed over in early-2022.
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