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Comley Bank
by Cabins in the City

Photo by @zac.and.zac

Comley Bank is located in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


This project was originally a bakery built in the last decade of the 1800s on the ground floor of a classic Victorian Edinburgh tenement, where structural alterations started in 2014 to convert the property into a residential dwelling. Work stopped soon after with initial structural works partially complete.

Excited by a blank canvas, Cabins in the City purchased the property in 2020 to create a dwelling informed by its origins and original features.

"We listened to what it wanted to be. Organic, open, warm, a sanctuary within the city that retained a connection to its commercial past with the exposed wall informing colour and material choice," said the architects.

The overall aim was to create a property of architectural and design significance with longstanding relevance. Cabins in the City wanted to demonstrate what could be achieved differently with a commercial unit within a traditional Edinburgh tenement.


This project has been longlisted in the residential rebirth project category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Cabins in the City

Project: Comley Bank

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