CALA Homes have moved on-site of a new build residential project called The 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.

Via Urban Realm. Read the original article here.