Boroughmuir High School conversion completes
August 3 2020
Edinburgh's B-listed Boroughmuir High School has completed a transition to 87 apartments with the opening of a show home by CALA Homes.
Apartments capitalise on the dramatic volume of former classrooms with double-height ceilings, a mezzanine bedroom and 430 restored sash and case windows.
Interior designer Eileen Kesson of Envision Showhomes, said: "What Boroughmuir presents in abundance is height – it’s the development’s signature element. We’ve incorporated a beautiful light fitting made exclusively for the apartment which cascades down from the ceiling with sparkle, bridging the height found in the apartment.
“The light reflected around the apartment through its colossal windows is a real bonus and has allowed us to be bold in our colour selection. We decided to incorporate the school’s colours into the apartment as a nod towards the building’s heritage.
“We have worked in partnership with BoConcept to provide an elegant and modern feel to the apartment while still paying tribute to the history of the building.”
The £20.4m project was overseen by Michael Laird Architects following the schools relocation to a new build canalside building.
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