With a name like Norman Foster attached to a development, the historic Quartermile development was never going to struggle for interested parties. In fact the new builds in the historic heart of Edinburgh which Foster and Partners envisioned are so popular that not a single show home is required. The most recent futuristic block of new homes in Edinburgh to go on sale sold entirely off plan.
However, the conversion apartments in the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh buildings adapted by the local Edinburgh architects CDA are also being snapped up like gold dust. The latest converted properties are in Jubilee Hall –a building that was opened in 1900 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Two showhomes are open in the striking red brick property – a 1- and a 2-bedroom apartment. Both have simple décor to show off the period features and large windows. Both properties have an open plan lounge and kitchen along with a spacious bathrooms.
The development is 19 acres in total and work began in 2006. While the latest releases are selling very quickly, there are still several buildings which will be released over the coming years. The development will have over 900 apartments in total along with 30,000sq foot of office accommodation, Over 10,000 sq m of retail and leisure space and 7 acres of open landscaping. There are currently a selection of eateries, cafes, and two gyms on site. There is also a Mariott Hotel.
In ‘Jubilee Hall’ one-bedroom properties start at £250k and two-bedrooms at £455k. A three-bedroom apartment will go on show later this year and prices will start on the 3-beds at £550k. The apartments will be ready for entry around December 2012.