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Trinity Park Housing – CALA Homes Edinburgh

31 May 2011

Trinity Park


An ambitious vision to create one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious city-centre residential developments has moved a step closer to reality following planning approval for CALA Homes’ Trinity Park site.

CALA is now moving forward with plans to create an architecturally-designed development comprising 81 new homes across the six-acre former Trinity Park House site in the north of the city-centre.

A mix of high quality semi-detached, terraced and mews houses along with some apartments will be enclosed on the tree-lined site, which historically formed the old walled garden of Trinity Park House. The plans for the new development reflect a bespoke design which was inspired by the best of Edinburgh’s rich architectural tradition.

CALA’s development manager Gillian Tait said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a residential development which applies a modern take on the city’s classic Georgian architecture. “We have taken the best of space and scope of traditional building design, with classic facades and high-proportioned doors and ceilings, and combined it with all the advantages of contemporary living – such as modern kitchens, en-suite bathrooms and open-plan living space.”

The development layout represents the nature of the walled garden and enhances the existing mature landscape.

Kevin Whitaker, Managing Director of CALA Homes (East), believes the design of the proposals reflects the strong demand for family homes in the Capital.  He said: “CALA’s proposals reflect the need for high- quality family homes in the area, with the new-build design incorporating garages, en-suites and large family areas within a traditional exterior layout. “CALA has a strong track record in developing high quality family homes in the Trinity area, with recent developments in East Fettes selling well and Pavilion in Inverleith having sold out in spring 2010. “The Trinity Park site will provide another great opportunity to deliver high quality homes in a highly desirable area. Opportunities like Trinity Park House do not come along too often in Edinburgh, and it is further proof that the city can continue to be an attractive and desirable location.”

CALA purchased the Trinity Park House site from RSM Tenon, the administrators for the previous owners, Ailsa Investments Limited. The site previously had a planning permission for 256 apartments along with an underground car park.

CALA expects to start on site in the summer with the first homes being available in spring 2012.

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Trinity Gardens

The Wholly Trinity of design to collaborate on Edinburgh’s
‘sanctuary in the city’

Work on major real estate firm Meyer Bergman’s first Scottish project, a luxury residential development in Edinburgh, is now underway.

Trinity Gardens, situated just off Ferry Road, will feature 246 spacious apartments located in a peaceful landscape of mature trees, within the private enclosure of an existing listed stone boundary wall.

The high-end development embraces the vision of a sanctuary within the city, and involves some of the UK’s most illustrious names in the architecture and design industries including Scotland’s celebrated Richard Murphy Architects, Comprehensive Design Architects, and interior designers Conran & Partners. Trinity Gardens is the only development to have its interiors exclusively designed and fitted out by Conran.

Ensuring that Trinity Gardens complements the existing look of the Trinity area, inspiration has been drawn from several of its Victorian sea captain’s houses, resulting in a clean and simple, high-quality red brick façade.  The development’s towers, with their glazed rooftop lanterns articulating the corners of the buildings, make further reference to the towers typically found on many traditional Trinity villas.

Comprising three separate star-shaped buildings, the innovative design of each block maximises light and views from every room, providing the best possible aspects over the gardens.

As its name suggests, the gardens will be a focal point of the development, with a mixture of woodland and grassland affording residents both privacy and space.  Prioritising the current landscape, the majority of the development will be designated to green areas, with buildings occupying only one third of the site. New mature trees and foliage are also being added to complement the existing mature environment in a modern interpretation of a traditional estate garden.

Richard Murphy, Director of Richard Murphy Architects, commented, “The Trinity Gardens development represents a wonderful opportunity to live in a mature garden close to the centre of Edinburgh. The U-shaped, essentially perimeter, plan allows most of the apartments direct views into a large, private, communal garden with many of the upper flats almost being tree houses in the branches of the many mature trees on the site. Clustering of the apartments around lift and stair cores has resulted in a great variety of sizes, most of which have substantial corner windows to living spaces looking out onto landscape.”

The interior fittings are being designed by Conran & Partners, Sir Terence Conran’s architecture and design studio. Maintaining the high standards of Trinity Gardens’ external qualities, Conran & Partners has developed a modern and stylish palette with quality fixtures and fittings that capture the spirit of the Victorian establishment buildings in the Trinity area, including oak parquet flooring, reconstituted stone, and marble.

Ton Meijer, Chairman of Meyer Bergman, said, “Meyer Bergman is naturally attracted to exclusive opportunities and exciting design, and we’re delighted to be working in a city as architecturally unique as Edinburgh.

“With Trinity Gardens, we are creating a very special living opportunity – the perfect modern solution for people who want to live close to the heart of the city, while benefiting from the privacy and tranquillity of a mature walled garden.  Working with some of the top names in design, the result will be an exceptional and aesthetically compelling development.”

The first phase of Trinity Gardens is due to be completed in Spring/Summer 2009.

For further information about properties for sales at Trinity Gardens please contact the sole selling agent Rettie & Co on 0845 2200 400.

Trinity Park Architects : Richard Murphy

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Edinburgh Council Planning Committee approved Richard Murphy Architects’ proposals for Cala/MAB for approx 300 flats on the Trinity Park site, north Edinburgh.

“This planning application has had a long history and has met with some local opposition although much less since a substantial redesign earlier this year. For the practice it represents the largest project undertaken so far with an approximate construction value of £35 million.

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Work is expected to start on site in January 2006 preceded by demolition of the existing office later this year. The organisation of the housing on the site preserves many of the mature trees whilst at the same time places all resident parking underground and makes a substantial landscape garden (lost at the time of the construction of the office) onto which the majority of the flats will look”.

Trinity Park Flats images / information from Richard Murphy Architects Aug 2005

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