A more sensitive plan for the canalside

The new design shown today in the exhibition in Fountainbridge Library, ( see drawing below)shows a much reduced height of housing along the canal edge, in response to feedback from the local community, a more direct view of the liftbridge from Fountainbridge, garden spaces and more varied roof line.

The target is 240 houses consisting of of studio, one, two and three bedroom appartments and townhouses for sale. The townhouses and live-work units could face directly onto the canal and engage the canal and towpath.

The PAN submitted is for the hotel and office block along Fountainbridge. There will be opportunities for more dialogue with the developer over the coming months in relation to the housing and public realm. FCI are planning an even about greening the site - 'Living Wild' will include lots of local groups who have been active in showing the benefits of community gardening, maintaining and supporting wildlife and creating bio-diverse corridors within the urban realm. The date for your diary is Saturday 27th January 2018. More details to be released later in the year.