Lofty Living at a historical site

Overseas Property | 18 Oct 2019

Fusing heritage and provenance with a modern twist, a historic building in Edinburgh is being transformed into a unique collection of contemporary apartments named Boroughmuir.

A conversion of an iconic Renaissance building designed by architect John Alexander Carfrae in 1911, Boroughmuir was formerly the Boroughmuir High School, a historical school building standing in the heart of the Scottish capital city.

A vibrant business & cultural hub

Renowned for its dramatic landmarks and historical architecture, Edinburgh is a city on the move and constantly adding to its charm and appeal. A thriving technology sector lifts its status as a flourishing business hub, alongside a well-established and globally regarded financial services sector.

Simultaneously, it has been building up a strong reputation as one of the most diverse cultural hotspots with the growth of its festivals, from the world-renowned comedy Fringe and the Military Tattoo to Hogmanay and an emerging film festival.

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. Boroughmuir is located within the Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Areas.

Amenities galore

This prestigious residential setting boasts a wide range of amenities, including cafes, bars and restaurants, with quick links straight to the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the thriving city centre. Waverley station is only a 7-minute drive away, while Edinburgh Airport can be reached in as little as 16 minutes by car.

Edinburgh is also home to a number of good universities, including the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Napier University which has a campus nearby to Boroughmuir.

Lofty homes with a classic touch

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 evoke a ‘New York loft-apartment’ feel. The overall ambience is further enhanced by the charm and character of the historic Scottish building.

The beautiful external façade will be fully retained and there will be nods to the building’s history in the communal areas as well as through the expertly refurbished original sash and case windows and feature radiators.

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

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.

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 made available exclusively to the Hong Kong market, allowing a prime opportunity for buyers to have a first choice from a range of contemporary loft style apartments,

“Not only is it a fantastic place to live, work and study, but there is also a solid rental market,” says Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director with CALA Homes (East). “Strong demand is seeing homes sell quickly, with prices continuing to rise.”

Prices at Boroughmuir start from £275,000 (parking space included#), it is a freehold property. Completion is estimated from third quarter of 2020.

#Please speak to sales agent for further details.


Address: Edinburgh EH10 4LR, Scotland, UK

No. of units: 87

Layouts: 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments

Developer: CALA Homes

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