In Pictures: First view of 48-home development in Canonmills
Work is well underway on the transformation of a former charity furniture warehouse into a development in one of Edinburgh’s most desirable areas.
The 67 St Bernards project, from urban regeneration specialists Kelvin Properties, will see the former Edinburgh Furniture Initiative (EFI) site make way for a thriving community in Canonmills.
The Logie Green Road development will deliver 36 private apartments, with a mixture of one, two, and three-bedroom properties, at a six-storey high-spec development designed by architects CDA.
Among its features will be balconies, roof terraces, and a showpiece south-facing landscaped communal residents’ garden rich with biodiversity.
There will be a further 12 affordable homes situated at the development as part of the project accessed via their own private stairwell.
As well as solar panels and rain gardens, the development will offer secure bike storage and electric vehicle charging points in a secure ground-floor car park.
Marc Taylor, director at Kelvin Properties, said the development brings desirable new properties to the Edinburgh market at a time when they are in high demand.
He said: “Everybody is aware that Edinburgh desperately needs new homes on the market, and the properties at 67 St Bernards will make an important contribution to the city.
“It’s a significant moment for Kelvin Properties, and for the Edinburgh property market. It’s been a challenging time for the industry, which has led to a shortage of new build properties across the city. However, prudent management has put us in the perfect position to press ahead and bring this exciting development to the capital.
“The high-spec properties will appeal to a wide range of buyers, including families and professionals.
“The extensive outdoor areas – including rooftop terraces and a large communal space – have a real ‘wow factor’, and have also been designed with modern lifestyles in mind around mental and physical health and wellbeing.
“This is a much-needed development for Canonmills, helping regenerate a former industrial building into a thriving residential community. Interest is already high, and we anticipate significant demand when they reach the market later this summer.”
The 67 St Bernards development is due for completion in summer 2024, with agents Savills expected to begin marketing the properties later this summer.
Canonmills is part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s urban transformational plan to redevelop brownfield sites, and has undergone high levels of redevelopment in recent years to create a vibrant and fashionable area to live in with an abundance of open space.