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Lofty living on offer at A+ Scottish property development

Hong Kong – 16 Oct 2019 A historic school building in the heart of Edinburgh is being transformed – offering property buyers and investors a range of contemporary loft style apartments.

Hong Kong – 16 Oct 2019 A historic school building in the heart of Edinburgh is being transformed – offering property buyers and investors a range of contemporary loft style apartments.

The new homes within the conversion of the historic Boroughmuir High School will benefit from being located in one of the most sought-after conservation areas within this famous city – just minutes from the iconic Edinburgh Castle and thriving city centre.

With most of the one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments offering up to 4.5-metre-high ceiling heights within the main living spaces, they are designed to provoke a ‘New York’ loft-apartment feel, further enhanced with the charm and character of the historic Scottish building.

As a conversion of an iconic Renaissance building, built by architect John Alexander Carfrae in 1911, the beautiful external façade will be fully retained and there will be nods to the buildings history in the communal areas as well as through the expertly refurbished original sash and case windows and feature radiators.

In keeping with the original building plans, a double quadrangle layout features two central courtyards - that will become a community-focused series of internal walkways.

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director with CALA Homes (East), said: “This is a development of truly beautiful and inspiring apartments.

“Not only do they offer grand ceiling heights in the entertaining spaces and some unique design details associated with grand architecture of the early 20th century, but also the comfort, practicality and open-plan living associated with the highest quality modern homes.”

A number of the apartments boast dramatic views of Edinburgh Castle, while those on the southerly aspect benefit from a leafy outlook and generous space between you and your neighbours.

All homes have car parking allocation and the use of EV charging facilities as well as access to abundant bike storage facilities enabling easy connection throughout the city, to Edinburgh Airport and beyond. In addition, all homes benefit from a 10 year NHBC warranty providing an assurance on quality.

A selection of the one to four-bedroom homes will be first made available exclusively to the Hong Kong market – allowing a prime opportunity for buyers and investors.

As Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh is renowned for its dramatic landmarks and historic architecture – however the city is evolving and adding to its charm and appeal.

A thriving technology sector adds to its status as a flourishing business hub, alongside a well-established and globally regarded financial services offering.

Likewise, the growth of its festivals, from the world-renowned comedy Fringe and the Military Tattoo - to Hogmanay and an emerging film festival, makes it among the world’s most diverse cultural hot-spots.

Philip added: “This is a superb time for us to bring these homes to market in Edinburgh."

“Not only is it a fantastic place to live, work and study – but a strong rental market and demand for homes is seeing homes sell quickly, with prices continuing to rise."

Boroughmuir is located within the Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Area, a thriving residential setting which boasts a wide range of amenities, including cafes bars and restaurants.

Prices at Boroughmuir will range from £275,000.


For further information, please contact Savills (Hong Kong) Limited, International Residential by phone +852 28424472 or email for more information.

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