Prestige Edinburgh Development Set to Launch

Published: 15 January 2019

An 84-apartment development considered to be the most upmarket in Scotland’s recent history is due to launch in the coming days, welcoming guests and prospective buyers.

Unlike anything ever launched in Edinburgh, The Crescent at Donaldson’s by CALA Homes (East) is a bold and sweeping arc of glass-fronted apartments.

This is quite feasibly the most ambitious residential development built in Edinburgh for many a generation...There really is nothing quite like being able to get on site here...

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director, CALA Homes (East)


Work started on the development in July 2017, with BAM Construction securing a £30million contract to deliver the main shell and core structure – with CALA’s own expert team carrying out the fit out of the contemporary homes. The entire development, worth more than £90million, is among the most ambitious projects undertaken by CALA.

As part of the launch, two eagerly-awaited show apartments will open their doors to the first appointments from Saturday 19 January – allowing potential buyers to sample the pinnacle of modern design and luxury living.

As well as its visionary architecture, the development has a prized location nestled to the private rear of the capital’s iconic Donaldson’s estate, located within the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stacey Sibley, Creative Director at Alexander James, said: “It has been a joy to work with CALA at this absolutely fantastic setting, and on such a unique building. The inspiration for the design came from the traditional architectural style of Edinburgh’s surrounding Georgian crescents – but with a very contemporary twist."

Designed by Richard Murphy OBE, the architecture of The Crescent has been directly influenced by Edinburgh’s famous Georgian crescents, with the show apartments boasting the open views and innovative design features this classic style affords.




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