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The Burrell Company Newsletter / January 2007
Happy Birthday! Towering Above Upper Strand High Street
Shore Thing For New Homebuyers In Leith Goths Inspire Schaw House Individual Style
Cheers To The Brewery Site First Time Buyers Step Onto The Property Ladder Blast From The Past: Ingram Square, Glasgow

Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday!

To Scotland's national bard Robert Burns on this, the 25th January.

Any excuse for a celebration in wintry months...

The wind blew as 'twad blawn its last;
The rattling showers rose on the blast;
The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd;
Loud, deep, and lang the thunder bellow'd:
That night, a child might understand,
The deil had business on his hand.

We've dotted some appropriate, and perhaps at times not quite so, quotes from his work throughout our letter. Apologies to the serious scholar.

If you're attending a Burn's Supper this year remember it carries his official approval:

A last request permit me here,-
When yearly ye assemble a',
One round, I ask it with a tear,
To him, the Bard that's far awa.

Towering Above Upper Strand

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Upper Strand's popularity is expected to reach new heights as the spectacular Tower is released for sale in February.

Most of these stunning apartments boast views over to Firth of Forth to Fife or towards Edinburgh Castle and the Pentland Hills.

OUT over the Forth, I look to the north;
But what is the north and its Highlands to me?
The south nor the east gie ease to my breast,
The far foreign land, or the wide rolling sea.

High Street

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Working with the University of Aberdeen we have recently launched a proposal to create a mix of commercial units, including a much needed café/restaurant in the heart of the Old Aberdeen.

Adjacent to tower of King's Chapel and at the centre of University life the intention is to bring some buzz, no matter how you feel, to one of the city's most historic cores.

But just as he began to tell,
The auld kirk-hammer strak the bell
Some wee short hour ayont the twal',
Which rais'd us baith:
I took the way that pleas'd mysel',
And sae did Death.

Shore Thing For New Homebuyers In Leith

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Homebuyers with their sights set on one of Edinburgh's most prestigious postcodes are gearing up for the launch of the latest new-build development in Leith on February 3rd, 2007.

Our imaginatively named Coallhill 2 will build on the success of our much-acclaimed Coalhill scheme which helped transform life in the area.

No longer the dilapidated, industrial port of yesteryear, Leith has undergone a major transformation in recent years to become one of the most sought after residential areas in the capital. At the heart of this regeneration, the Coalhill development has boosted property and design standards resulting in sophisticated, urban living on the Shore.

Go, fetch to me a pint o' wine,
And fill it in a silver tassie;
That I may drink before I go
A service to my bonie lassie.
The boat rocks at the pier o' Leith;
Fu' loud the wind blaws frae the Ferry;
The ship rides by the Berwick-law
And I maun leave my bonie Mary.

The properties, many of which boast attractive views over the Water of Leith, are grouped around a secure, private courtyard and benefit from a designated underground car parking space with lift access to all floors. For an added cosmopolitan touch, many of the apartments also feature terraces.

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Goths Inspire Schaw House

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Well, more gothic than goth...

More than half of the properties in Schaw House in Bearsden are now sold, with the remainder of the building expected to complete this Spring.

Various events will be taking place over the next few months including the launch of a new show home and, because it's Bearsden, a wine tasting by Joe Fattorini, with more details to be posted on our web site.

Let other poets raise a frácas
'Bout vines, an' wines, an' drucken Bacchus,
An' crabbit names an' stories wrack us,
An' grate out lug :
I sing the jouice Scotch bear can mak us,
In glass or jug.

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Individual Style

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Work on this £15million mixed-use development in Glasgow's city centre, is set to get underway as Vienna Apartments in the next few weeks.

The Vienna Apartments will be located partially in existing Victorian buildings extending between Mitchell and Union Street and featuring continental-style apartments and commercial units, opposite the Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre of Architecture, Design and the City, and partially in a contemporary block.

Some honest-to-goodness properties in an area undergoing major change.

What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin grey, an' a' that?
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine,
A man's a man for a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
Their tinsel show, an' a' that,
The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that

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Cheers To The Bewery Site

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This £80 million canal-side development in Edinburgh's Fountainbridge is set to go on-site in early 2007.

It is a mixed-use scheme, centred around a brand new city street: a tree-lined, pedestrian boulevard named Freer Street opening up the Union Canal to Fountainbridge.

Expect the release of the first units for sale in 2008.

The proposals will deliver environmental and landscaping benefits for the former industrial site. These include new pedestrian and cycle routes and a public courtyard garden.

The Freer Street blueprint also features a new footbridge over the Union Canal, establishing a major new pedestrian link between residential areas to the south and the cityís booming financial Exchange District.

As market days are wearing late,
And folk begin to tak the gate,
While we sit bousing at the nappy,
Aní getting fou and unco happy.

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First Time Buyers Step Onto The Property Ladder

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The Company is hoping to receive planning permission, at the third attempt, to transform a former metal works in Leith's Assembly Street into affordable but fashionable apartments that are ideal for those struggling to get a foothold on Edinburgh's expensive property ladder.

Working with young Edinburgh architecture practice, Sutherland Hussey, who have won various awards for its distinctive projects, The Burrell Company is set to convert the existing Listed warehouses into 11 apartments complemented by 18 new flats, should the politicians so decide.

I'll act with prudence as far's I'm able,
But if success I must never find,
Then come misfortune, I bid thee welcome,
I'll meet thee with an undaunted mind

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Blast From The Past: Ingram Street, Glasgow

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This mid 1980's project was a joint venture involving various public bodies including the City Council. The Merchant City was not regarded as a residential area at the time this project was being built and sold.

In fact, Ingram Square became the flagship in the regeneration of the Merchant City, providing virtually a complete urban block of housing, both new and refurbished, as well as commercial accommodation. The design was undertaken by Elder & Cannon Architects, their first large commission, commencing a long working relationship with Burrell. Of some considerable significance in the history of regenerating cities, and architecturally a stylish part of Glasgow's drive to be taken seriously in design, this project received numerous awards and is still recognised as a turning point in the regeneration of our cities.

How Wisdom and Folly meet, mix, and unite,
How Virtue and Vice blend their black and their white,
How Genius, th' illustrious father of fiction,
Confounds rule and law, reconciles contradiction,
I sing. If these mortals, the critics, should bustle,
I care not, not I-let the critics go whistle.

The Burrell Company

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The Burrell Company
174 High Street
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 1QS
Registered in Scotland No. 132848

T: +44 (0) 131 220 3040
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