New Edinburgh development project is a work of art

CALA Homes (East) has worked with Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) to create 22 bespoke pieces of art which will be unveiled within the entrance hallway of the housebuilder’s Clocktower apartments at Newington Residences.

Students will pick out key elements of Newington Residences to create artwork which will go on display in the main hallway at a special gallery event next month.

A judging panel comprising Cala and ECA employees will select the winning artworks based on their creativity and finish, as well as the inspiration behind each design.

Located in Newington, the new development comprises a ‘modern reimagining’ of the former Royal Blind School and its grounds. The refurbishment includes 21 apartments situated within the 1800s school building itself complemented by a mix of three, four and five-bedroom townhouses.

Phillip Hogg, sales and marketing director for Cala Homes (East), said, “The Clocktower apartments hold so much history and are in such a wonderful location, meaning there is so much inspiration available. The Victorian architecture and panoramic views from many apartments – which take in many iconic sights of Edinburgh – are just some of the reasons they are so special.

“We can’t wait to see what these talented students choose as the focus of their artwork, and to see them bring that to life through creativity.”

David Moore at ECA added, “We are delighted to offer this opportunity to our students, to engage with an outside project within the city. It also gives us pleasure to contribute to the legacy of the Edinburgh Royal Blind School at their former location in Newington and to have our students work permanently located there through the generosity of Cala Homes (East).”