Consultation on school apartments

Cala puts Boroughmuir plans on show

BoroughmuirPlans to restore and revitalise a former Victorian school into a complex of apartments will shortly go on public display.

Boroughmuir High School is being converted into homes around an open courtyard with a series of walkways,

Cala Homes, which has acquired the building will be exhibiting its plans next month.

The initial proposals include the creation of 87 mezzanine apartments and 28 affordable homes.

David McGrath managing director with CALA Homes (East), said: “We are at the very earliest stages of the process and will be consulting widely with the local community.

“While we believe we have come up with a sympathetic restoration plan which will enhance an already thriving area, there is a long way to go and we want to seek the views of local people.

“The public consultation event will be a chance for anyone interested to see these proposals in more detail and to help shape the final application we will submit.

“Our team are proud to be involved in such an exciting project and we fully appreciate what a privilege it is to redevelop such a much-loved city landmark. We believe the plans we have outlined fully do that justice.”

Edinburgh City Council chose Cala from among more than 20 offers for the building.

A formal planning application will be submitted this year.

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