New Edinburgh property development ideal for city home-hunters

A number of homes are still available in one of the city’s coolest new developments – with the chance to snap one up before Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) savings end on 31 March.

Prices at Springwell start at just £230,000, so there's still time to take advantage of the increase in the LBTT threshold

Some 18 properties have already been sold at Springwell, the newest development from AMA Homes in the up-and-coming Gorgie Road area.

The development is based around the former Springwell Hospital, made up of two impressive Victorian buildings dating back to the late 1800s. Comprising six family-sized four-bedroom townhouses and two traditional lodges along with 35 spacious apartments and five contemporary duplexes, all offering a range of options from one to four bedrooms, it is nearing completion with the new owners due to move in within the next month.

And with prices starting at just £230,000, there’s the chance to take advantage of the increase in the LBTT threshold, which only applies on purchases of more than £250,000 until 31 March 2021, as a number of the one- and two-bedroom flats will be ready by then.

The development is based around the former Springwell Hospital

Sitting in established walled grounds on the intersection of Gorgie Road and Ardmillan Terrace, Springwell offers the chance to build a warm and welcoming community from the ground up in a city centre location.

It’s perfectly suited to second-time buyers that want to be in the city but in a gated development, according to Behnam Afshar, director of AMA Homes, with the generous design allowing lots of space for busy professionals working from home; it’s also just 15 minutes’ walk from Haymarket station.

“It is ideal for people who like a lot of character with a contemporary finish,” he says. “All the apartments have space second to none, with high ceilings and good square footage, and it will happily lend itself to people working from home. It would also work well for those living on their own, with great amenities on the doorstep and a close-knit healthy community surrounding you; all the 18 buyers to date are owner-occupiers so you’ll really get to know your neighbours.”

Each flat comes with its own parking space and there’s space for safe bike storage too, as well as great access to cycle routes.

The Torwood House development is close to Murrayfield

AMA Homes has a number of unmissable new developments in the region designed by award-winning architects with impeccable attention to detail.

Those looking to downsize should check out Torwood House in sought-after Murrayfield, where the existing Victorian house is undergoing a restoration and remodelling to convert it into two elegant semi-detached four and five-bedroom homes.

The development is also ideal for those whose children have moved out but who still want to enjoy city living with plenty of space. Torwood development, which will be complete by early 2023, also features 23 luxury two and three-bedroom apartments within two contemporary pavilion blocks, while the existing two-bedroom lodge will be remodelled and the coach houses converted into a two-bedroom and a three-bedroom apartment.

There’s also the chance to move to prestigious Inverleith at AMA Homes’ Pavilion development of 16 properties, ranging from spacious four-bedroom penthouses to main-door three bedroom apartments (complete with private gardens), in an unbeatable location.

The Torwood development will be complete by early 2023

Or if it’s urban village living you’re after, fast emerging as a property hotspot is Cramond, a quaint coastal village in the north-west of Edinburgh at the mouth of the River Almond where it enters the Firth of Forth. A peaceful and picturesque setting, Cramond offers residents an idyllic outdoor lifestyle less than 20 minutes from the capital – and it’s where you will find Caer Amon, an award-winning development of 32 luxury apartments set within a series of gardens and landscaped courtyards.

For more information on all developments, contact Behnam Afshar on 07967 322 025 or email [email protected]

Alternatively contact the office on 0131 226 1780.