Bellevue Colonies, Edinburgh

Bellevue Colonies, Edinburgh

Bellevue Colonies, Edinburgh – contemporary railing fence

In 1861 a small group of stonemasons formed the Edinburgh Cooperative Building Company to create affordable homes, by and for workmen, to escape from slum landlords. Typically, the terraced houses were arranged back-to-back with individual gardens: the ground-floor front doors facing one direction and first floor front doors on the opposite side with external staircases.

The ‘colonies’ design has been widely replicated and recently resurrected with a contemporary approach in a new Edinburgh development by Glencairn Properties. Bellevue Colonies at McDonald Road recreates the original sense of community and interaction between neighbours with shared footpaths, gates and external stairs.

Lang+Fulton supplied Modena railings to delineate each private garden space and provide boundary demarcation to the street. The railings were mounted on dwarf walls and were hot-dip galvanized and polyester powder coated for a durable finish in keeping with the quality materials of brick, zinc and slate that were used throughout the development.

Awards: Homes for Scotland: Housing Development of the Year (shortlisted)
Product: Modena

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The company of Lang + Fulton has a long history since its foundation in 1781 during which its activities have revolved around steel products and ship owning. For the last 30 years it has specialised in the supply of steel fencing and grating products...
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