Baird’s Close Two

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

CLIENT: Campus DM & Peveril Securities / Bowmer+Kirkland

SECTOR: All, Student Accommodation

STATUS: Complete

This forward funded purpose-built 166 bed student accommodation scheme was the first portion delivered of a wider masterplan for the former Council Cleaning and Street Lighting Depo on behalf of Empiric Student Property, Campus Development Management and Peveril Securities by Bowmer & Kirkland and sits between a new residential block and a 4* Apart-Hotel.

Responding to the different aspects on each elevation, thoughtful detailing offers many occupants their own vistas to enjoy the historic location. Individual corner, bay windows allow east-facing studios a window seat platform to enjoy the proximity of the castle while the dynamic roofscape with a set back at fifth floor offers communal and private roof terraces, providing exclusive views of Edinburgh’s world-class cityscape.

At ground floor, the social areas are orientated to face a series of courtyards and restored Edinburgh ‘closes’ with the main lounge opening onto the Grade A listed King’s Bridge. This makes for a spectacular experience but also enhances the setting of the previously ‘out-of-the-way’ historic bridge. Modern shared amenities include an onsite gym, seminar room, a fully integrated cinema, laundry and a social lounge with a shared kitchenette, each offering the chance to study, rest and meet with friends while appearing to spill out onto their respective external spaces.

The project was completed in September 2019.
For more project news please see Baird’s Close Two Shortlisted , subsequent BC2 Wins Private Halls of Residence of the Year, and RICS Award
For more information on the wider masterplan please see King’s Stables Road

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