Top of the Props: Our pick of the best new homes for sale in Edinburgh
The Scottish capital’s city council has outlined a number of ambitious plans to regenerate a number of districts, some of which are scheduled to take place over many years. This follows considerable investment for many years that have seen the growth of the city’s financial district and the founding of a new business and technology park.
In 2011, the city adopted a new masterplan for the redevelopment of the port of Leith, which proposed some 15,000 new homes set in nine waterfront ‘villages’, interspersed with new civic spaces and framed by a 3km coastal boardwalk.
Future plans focus on the Calders and Harvesters Way areas in the western outskirts of the city and Curriemuirend Park and Moredunvale in the south, which have all been lined up for significant additions to the existing housing stock, with a high proportion of affordable homes an important part of the plans.
Edinburgh Waterfront is one of the most significant waterfront regeneration projects in Europe today, timetabled to create around 30,000 new homes over a 30-year period. The area will also be home to new schools, health facilities and public open spaces as well as brand new retail, commercial and leisure facilities.
AMA Homes – Caer Amon, Cramond
These days savvy property buyers know that easy maintenance, good energy performance, safety and security should be top of their list.
That’s what is offered at AMA’s Caer Amon development in Cramond where the flats are built to provide a lifestyle that is high on luxury, but low on costs.
There is extensive use of high-quality materials such as slate, marble and oak hardwood, which are easy to maintain, as well as underfloor heating and fully insulated walls. AMA is offering an incentive of three-year interest free 80/20 shared equity.
Find out more at www.ama-caeramon-apartments.co.uk ; 0131 336 1979
Miller Homes – Polofields, Colinton Village
In a delightful tree-lined location within the sought-after residential area of Edinburgh’s historic and picturesque Colinton Village, Polofields is a new neighbourhood of 58 prestigious five-bedroom homes set in beautifully landscaped grounds bordered by mature woodland.
The housebuilder is offering a distinctive, premier-quality specification throughout. Prices range from £625,000 to £775,000.
The marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday from 11.00am to 6.00pm.
Finf out more at www.millerhomes.co.uk ; 0808 278 1476
McCarthy and Stone is offering potential purchasers in Edinburgh to be amongst the first to reserve one of the new Retirement Living apartments at Stewart Terrace.
Buyers now have the opportunity to get their first look at the new apartments at the development on Balcarres Street and reserve their preferred property from plan, with one-bedroom apartments priced from £228,950 and two-bedroom apartments starting at £313,450.
Presenting an attractive contemporary design, the development sits snugly between two traditional apartment tenements in the affluent area of Morningside, successfully blending old with new. Stewart Terrace also provides an extensive range of facilities to help homeowners enjoy every minute in their new property.
Find out more at www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk ; 0800 201 4740
The progress of Cruden Homes’ (East) multi-award-winning Evolution development in the Gracemount area of Edinburgh – a partnership between Cruden and The City of Edinburgh Council – continues at pace with the recent opening of a bright new ‘Cairn’ style two-bedroom show apartment.
The new apartment coincides with the recent release of a selection of two-bedroom apartments at Evolution. Prices start from only £143,000 with the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme also available (terms, conditions and qualifying criteria apply).
Hazel Davies, sales and marketing director at Cruden Homes (East), says: “We were keen to create a stylish yet affordable look for the ‘Cairn’ that would appeal to young professional couples and first-time buyers alike and I’m delighted with the result.”
Find out more at www.crudenhomes.co.uk/evolution ; 0131 664 2291