Simon Square, our recently completed CLT tenement located in the centre of Edinburgh, has been shortlisted by the Scottish Home Awards for Innovation in Design. 

The project echoes a traditional Scottish tenement, built in a contemporary way, out of healthy, carbon-locking solid structural timber with the form embracing light, view and openness. 

Located on a tight site, in Edinburgh’s Southside, surrounded by a diversity of 19th century stone tenement, Simon Square contains 6 flats, two per floor with the upper extended up into a duplex with rooftop terrace. The form pulls itself up to its north boundary to create a shared entrance court to the south, protected from the street but enlivening it.

The final winners of the Scottish Home Awards 2023 will be announced on 22nd June. 

Exterior photograph of Simon Square from Howden Street