The Drama of the City

Nestled opposite the esteemed University of Edinburgh Campus and a mere 10-minute stroll from Waverley Station, 16-18 Potterrow Student Living stands as a beacon of contemporary student accommodation in the heart of the city. Comprising 151 meticulously crafted studio apartments spread across six floors, this residence exudes sophistication and convenience, offering a premium living experience tailored for post-graduate students.

Sector | Student Living

Completion | 2023

Client | Curlew Capital

“Inspired by the essence of Edinburgh – its people, vibrant energy, resilience, and captivating landscapes – our project embodies the spirit of this historic Scottish capital. From its renowned festivals and theatrical scene to its experimental arts and intriguing history, we sought to encapsulate the city’s multifaceted identity. Our goal was to craft the ultimate student living experience in Edinburgh. Through careful attention to creative direction, we infused every detail with the city’s essence, ensuring that the spaces offer post-graduate students enriching experiences that leave a lasting impression.”

Rebecca Finney | Creative Director

At its core, the design narrative draws inspiration from the vibrant tapestry of Scotland’s cultural heritage. From the rugged terrain of the Highlands to the storied elegance of Edinburgh, every aspect of the residence pays homage to the nation’s rich history. Evoking the spirit of the Highlands’ jagged cliffs and the graceful silhouette of the thistle, the design seamlessly blends contrasts and contractions into a new play.

The scheme’s narrative is subliminal rather than literal, presented through contrasting textures, surfaces and interplay of lighting, adding to the overall character and atmosphere. The studio focused on an enriched experience with tactility and edge, the use of ultra-violet and complimentary whiskey tones hones in on delivering a clear sense of place and enlivened brand identity.

In addition to its aesthetic allure, 16-18 Potterrow Student Living boasts a wealth of amenities designed to enrich the student experience. From tranquil study lounges to vibrant social spaces, each area is meticulously curated to foster a sense of community and belonging. The sixth-floor communal dining and lounge area offers panoramic views of the city and serves as a testament to the project’s commitment to excellence.

“As part of the esteemed Russell Group of Universities, Edinburgh is a prime choice for top-tier education. Our project aims to provide post-graduate students with the best in market accommodation to support their academic goals.”

Jasper Sanders | Founder, Director

16-18 Potterrow Student Living represents more than just a place to reside for students, it embodies a vision of urban elegance, where tradition meets innovation and student learning thrives. As the newest jewel in Edinburgh’s crown, it sets a new standard for student accommodation, promising an unparalleled living experience for those who call it home.

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