Baird’s Close Two
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.