“Spectacular” Edinburgh residential development to open doors

AN 84-apartment development in Edinburgh dubbed the “most upmarket in Scotland’s recent history” is poised for launch.

The Crescent at Donaldson’s by CALA Homes (East) has been described as a “bold and sweeping arc” of glass-fronted homes. Work started in July 2017, with BAM Construction securing a £30 million contract to deliver the main shell and core structure. CALA’s own team carried out the fit out of the homes.

The entire development is worth more than £90 million.

Philip Hogg, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (East) said, “This is quite feasibly the most ambitious residential development built in Edinburgh for many a generation. After years of careful planning and construction we are beyond thrilled to finally be at a point where prospective buyers can step foot inside these homes and experience the spaces for themselves. There really is nothing quite like being able to get on site here – and we’re as certain as we can be that those in the market for a truly unique city apartment will not be disappointed when viewing either of the spectacular show apartments.”

The development is situated to the private rear of Edinburgh’s historic Donaldson’s estate, located within the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set within 18-acres of grounds, CALA said it has feel of a secluded private estate and is just minutes from Haymarket station.

The design of the two show apartments, which will open their doors on January 19, has been led by Alexander James Interiors. Stacey Sibley, creative director at Alexander James said, “It has been a joy to work with CALA at this absolutely fantastic setting, and on such a unique building. The inspiration for the design came from the traditional architectural style of Edinburgh’s surrounding Georgian crescents – but with a very contemporary twist. Crescent-shaped streets allowed designers to create open spaces and gardens within cities, so a natural palette of colours was a huge influence in the design.”

Designed by Richard Murphy OBE, the architecture of The Crescent has been influenced by Edinburgh’s Georgian crescents.

The apartments range in price from £950,000 to £1,925,000.