Work begins on Trinity Gardens, Meyer Bergman's 'Sanctuary in the City'

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Work on major real estate firm Meyer Bergman's first Scottish project, a luxury residential development in Edinburgh, is now underway. Trinity Gardens, situated just off Ferry Road, will feature 246 spacious apartments located in a peaceful landscape of mature trees, within the private enclosure of an existing listed stone boundary wall.

Work on major real estate firm Meyer Bergman's first Scottish project, a luxury residential development in Edinburgh, is now underway.

Trinity Gardens, situated just off Ferry Road, will feature 246 spacious apartments located in a peaceful landscape of mature trees, within the private enclosure of an existing listed stone boundary wall.

The high-end development embraces the vision of a sanctuary within the city, and involves some of the UK's most illustrious names in the architecture and design industries including Scotland's celebrated Richard Murphy Architects, Comprehensive Design Architects, and interior designers Conran & Partners. The first phase of Trinity Gardens is due to be completed in Spring/Summer 2009.

Ensuring that Trinity Gardens complements the existing look of the Trinity area, inspiration has been drawn from several of its Victorian sea captain's houses, resulting in a clean and simple, high-quality red brick façade. The development's towers, with their glazed rooftop lanterns articulating the corners of the buildings, make further reference to the towers typically found on many traditional Trinity villas.

Comprising three separate star-shaped buildings, the innovative design of each block maximises light and views from every room, providing the best possible aspects over the gardens.

As its name suggests, the gardens will be a focal point of the development, with a mixture of woodland and grassland affording residents both privacy and space. Prioritising the current landscape, the majority of the development will be designated to green areas, with buildings occupying only one third of the site. New mature trees and foliage are also being added to complement the existing mature environment in a modern interpretation of a traditional estate garden.

Richard Murphy, Director of Richard Murphy Architects, commented, "The Trinity Gardens development represents a wonderful opportunity to live in a mature garden close to the centre of Edinburgh. The U-shaped, essentially perimeter, plan allows most of the apartments direct views into a large, private, communal garden with many of the upper flats almost being tree houses in the branches of the many mature trees on the site. Clustering of the apartments around lift and stair cores has resulted in a great variety of sizes, most of which have substantial corner windows to living spaces looking out onto landscape."

The interior fittings are being designed by Conran & Partners, Sir Terence Conran's architecture and design studio. Maintaining the high standards of Trinity Gardens' external qualities, Conran & Partners has developed a modern and stylish palette with quality fixtures and fittings that capture the spirit of the Victorian establishment buildings in the Trinity area, including oak parquet flooring, reconstituted stone, and marble.

Ton Meijer, Chairman of Meyer Bergman, said, "Meyer Bergman is naturally attracted to exclusive opportunities and exciting design, and we're delighted to be working in a city as architecturally unique as Edinburgh.    

"With Trinity Gardens, we are creating a very special living opportunity - the perfect modern solution for people who want to live close to the heart of the city, while benefiting from the privacy and tranquillity of a mature walled garden. Working with some of the top names in design, the result will be an exceptional and aesthetically compelling development."

The website for these new properties in Edinburgh is at http://www.trinity-gardens.com.

For all media enquiries about the Trinity Gardens property development in Edinburgh, please contact Beverley Bruce or Conrad Robson at Stripe Communications, at 0131 561 8628.

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