Craigievar House: 77 Craigmount Brae, Edinburgh
Craigievar House is located in the East Craigs area of Edinburgh and was previously the regional office of the housing association Blackwood Homes which was founded by the social rights campaigner Dr Margaret Blackwood MBE. The building had been empty and redundant for a number of year before Mark Emlick proposed the re-design and re-use of the property. Consent was granted for the conversion and extension to create 44 residential apartments for the housing association Places for People, 100% of which were Affordable Homes. After completion the development was shortlisted as a finalist for Renovation of the Year at the Scottish Home Awards.
Butterfly: The Horizon Building
The Horizon Building is newly constructed apartment block at Lochend Park View a short distance east of the city centre of Edinburgh and close to the open green spaces of Lochend Park, Calton Hill and Holyrood Park. Mark Emlick purchased a cleared brownfield development site from a housebuilder who had become insolvent during the financial crisis. We then obtained the planning permission for the current mix of 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed apartments, and with a main contractor built the six-storey property to specification for the housing association Hillcrest Group. The project was completed in 2014 and provides 48 new affordable homes.