The Kingsford Residence located on McDonald Road, offers residents the opportunity to stay in a former Victorian School building which has been newly converted to form one of Edinburgh`s first operational Build to Rent developments. The apartments retain many of the original features of the building while blending them seamlessly with contemporary open plan living and modern fixtures. This presents a unique opportunity to be one of the first experience living in this iconic Edinburgh building.
Located in the popular area of Broughton, the Kingsford Residence on McDonald Road is within easy walking distance of all that the City Centre has to offer; the bars, shops and restaurants of St Andrew Square and George Street (15 minutes), Edinburgh`s Botanical Gardens (10 minutes) and Waverley Train Station (20 minutes) for those travelling further afield. Residents are encouraged to make use of the local cycle paths, public transport and the Enterprise Car Club which operates two spaces immediately outside the building. For those with a car there is a limited amount of free on-street parking available on neighbouring streets just a short walk from the building.
This apartment is fully furnished and consists of the following features:
Open plan living area with dining space, modern fitted kitchen with granite work surface, energy-efficient induction hob, integrated combination microwave and oven, compact dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and a washer dryer.
Bedroom space located on an open plan mezzanine deck with double bed including under bed storage, fitted wardrobe and dressing table / writing desk.
Shower room with power shower, marble vanity unit, illuminated mirror and heated towel rail.
Heating and hot water is provided on demand from a centralised system, each apartment features its own Nest learning thermostat which can also be remotely controlled via a smartphone app.
Superfast fibre broadband is provided via dedicated WIFI access points in each apartment and is also available in the communal areas.
Access to the building and each apartment is controlled by way of a secure hotel grade keycard access system. All apartments also benefit from a secure video entry system for guest access.
The building also benefits from a number communal spaces which are available to all residents. These include a spectacular roof terrace with panoramic views across the city, `The Club Room` which functions as an elegantly designed resident lounge with large screen TV, coffee bar and plenty space to relax with friends and fellow residents, `The Bridge` which functions as co-working space and bookable private dining room with fully fitted kitchen to cater for larger gatherings, and `The Gym` which consists of a functional training studio and separate cardio suite which will be available for both private use and trainer led classes.
Residents should be aware that the Residence is immediately adjacent to the Broughton Primary School and as such there will be an inevitable level of noise heard from children playing during their breaks, both during the school day and at afterschool clubs. Residents must be willing to accept that an element of noise from the playground forms part of community life in this location given the proximity of the School.
As this apartment consists of a mezzanine deck level and stairs it is unfortunately unsuitable for small children.
The Kingsford Residence operates a strict no-smoking policy in all apartments and throughout the building. We also have pet friendly apartments, contact the team to find out more if this is a requirement.
The apartment is furnished but a TV is not provided as standard. Rental includes wifi broadband and access to the gym. Please note utility costs and council tax are not included in the rental.
All tenants require to complete an application process including credit check, employment and salary verification as well as previous landlord reference as appropriate.
In light of current government guidance regarding COVID-19 and social spaces, the bridge, club room and gym are closed for the time being.
The private gardens and roof terrace remain open as spaces for residents to enjoy while following social distancing guidelines.
Council Tax Band B EPC C LL REG: 912283/230/1****