Transformation to bring £45m boost

Published: 11 November 2019

Homebuilder CALA says its transformation of the historic former Boroughmuir High School into luxury flats will deliver an economic boost of £45 million.

The building is being redeveloped as 87 one to four-bedroom apartments and a further 17 mid-market rent apartments. CALA Homes (East) commissioned independent experts from Lichfields to assess the impact and they found it will create 55 construction jobs and 50 supply chain jobs.

We're committed to developing communities...We are proud that our work can bring benefits for both people that choose to live on our development and also to the wider Bruntsfield community...

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


CALA's work will inject £20.4 million in construction value and £21.5 million of economic benefit.  There will also be £757,000 to improve schools, leisure facilities and infrastructure while the local authority is expected to receive an extra £290,000 through council tax.

The former school was an innovative design by renowned architect John Alexander Carfrae. One of the first buildings in Edinburgh to utilise steel frame for architecture, the building was constructed between 1911 and 1914 and is a Grade B listed building...

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