The Crescent at Donaldson’s in Edinburgh, Scottish Home Awards 2019 Residential Development News

The Crescent at Donaldson’s in Edinburgh News

Innovation in Design and Show Home of the Year (Selling price over £400,000) winner at Scottish Home Awards 2019

16 Jun 2019

The Crescent at Donaldson’s Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s The Crescent Sweeps Up at Scottish Home Awards

Scotland’s most exclusive new development has been recognised for its innovative design, scooping a trio of accolades at a glittering awards ceremony.

The Crescent at Donaldson’s Edinburgh by CALA Homes
image courtesy of CALA Homes

The Crescent at Donaldson’s was named the winner in the Innovation in Design and Show Home of the Year (Selling price over £400,000) categories at the annual Scottish Home Awards, while also taking home the title of Highly Commended for Apartment Development of the Year.

Attended by almost 700 guests in Glasgow on Thursday 13th June, Scotland’s largest independent awards competition crowned 17 housebuilding companies for their excellence in new home creation with a focus on design, innovation, marketing and customer care.

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director with CALA Homes (East), said: “What an amazing night!

“For The Crescent to receive accolades in all the categories it was shortlisted in is a true testament to the efforts put in by our many teams involved, from planning to construction to sales and aftercare.

“We must thank our key suppliers and partners, who have been integral to the creation of the development – and a notable mention for Richard Murphy Architects who have helped us to create a truly modern take on the iconic Crescent street.”

The awards came shortly after the development landed the award for best medium-sized private development at the Homes for Scotland Awards.

winner in the Innovation in Design and Show Home of the Year (Selling price over £400,000) categories at the annual Scottish Home Awards
image courtesy of CALA Homes

Designed by acclaimed architect Richard Murphy OBE, The Crescent comprises some of Edinburgh’s most sought-after new residences.

Situated within Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the development has been directly inspired by its New Town surroundings, with the crescent shape influenced by traditional Georgian architecture.

Show apartments for the development launched in January this year, with the first footers moving into the neighbourhood a month later.

The range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses at The Crescent are proving popular with buyers, with a third of the first phase now sold.

Two show apartments are available to view daily. Visit or call 0131 516 3018 to arrange a viewing.

CALA Homes

CALA Homes, part of the CALA Group, is a major UK home builder focused on building well-designed, high quality homes in prime locations throughout the South of England, the Midlands and .Scotland.

In the 18 months to December 2018, CALA sold over 3000 homes and announced record profit before tax of £122.4m and also record revenues of £1,220.8m.

CALA has a strong pipeline of land with an owned and contracted land bank of over 17,000 homes.

CALA employs more than 1,000 people across 10 offices and more than 70 developments.

CALA Homes has received the maximum 5 Star rating in the Home Builders Federation’s National New Homes Customer Satisfaction Survey for 2019. On average over the past 10 years, the independent survey has found that more than 93% of our customers would recommend CALA to a friend.

In 2017, and for the second consecutive year, CALA has collected the Silver award for ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ at the WhatHouse? Awards. At the 2018 Scottish Home Awards, CALA received the Customer Service Excellence Award for the third year running.

CALA is proud to be a Gold Patron of the Prince’s Trust, a national charity partner since 2015.

In March 2018, CALA Group was acquired by Legal & General Group, the insurance, savings and investment management company.

CALA started as the City of Aberdeen Land Association in 1875 and was the first Scottish company listed on the London Stock Market. As CALA is an acronym it is always reproduced in upper case.

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Previously on Edinburgh Architecture:

18 Dec 2015
The Crescent at Donaldson’s Edinburgh
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
Donaldson's School Edinburgh exterior
image courtesy of architects
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