Courtyard Housing New Street Phase 2

Allan Murray Architects

Our proposals for this new housing development in the Old Town of Edinburgh have been received Full Planning Permission.

The Courtyard Building comprises of mixed-use residential blocks with commercial uses at ground floor level: retail, cafe, restaurant and studio offices with the option for commercial space in the basement. The courtyard building connects to a retained facade block, to the south, on the Canongate.

The project presents a major facade onto the new public square, to the west, with an array of “theatre box” balconies and a fully glazed iconic feature tower with folding timber louvered screens.

The internal courtyard within the development is commercial at ground floor level and residential above with a curving inner form. The wynd to the east is fronted by tall linear blocks. The central pavilion (north / south axis) of the development re-uses the existing red bricks from the demolished SMT bus garage on several of its facades with the top storeys clad in an industrial style steel framed glazing system.


New Street
United Kingdom


Allan Murray Architects Ltd


Artisan 10




  • Commercial
  • Masterplanning
  • Public
  • Residential
  • Retail