CALA Homes start work on Donaldson’s College conversion
June 2 2017The Crescent located within the grounds of Edinburgh’s former Donaldson’s College – which will itself be converted to form new apartments.
Designs by Richard Murphy Architects call for full restoration of the A-listed Playfair building along with extensive landscaping works including the removal of tones of soil to allow formation of underground parking.
This will then allow a first phase of new build properties to be built on top which although contemp;orary in appeartance will take their height and massing cues from Edinburgh’s Georgian crecents.
David McGrath, managing director of CALA Homes (East), commented: “It is rare enough to earn the chance to create new homes in a World Heritage Site – let alone to be working in a location as special as Edinburgh’s renowned Donaldson’s site. This promises to be a one-of-a-kind development and one that we are extremely proud and excited to be part of.”
A mixture of garden flats, duplexes and penthouses will be offered within the Crescent.
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