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Donaldson's College, Edinburgh, Midlothian


Property Description

Key features

  • Unique development opportunity
  • Grade 'A' Listed building
  • Set in 18 acres
  • Full planning permission
  • Detailed design

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Famed for its architectural heritage, Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As Scotland's capital, the city is home to the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Executive. It is internationally renowned for the annual Edinburgh Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held annually over four weeks from early August. The city is also home to three of Scotland's National Galleries. Edinburgh has a residential population of 450,000, with a wider catchment of over 1 million, and is one of Europe's major tourist destinations, attracting in the region of 13 million visitors a year.


An extraordinary development opportunity centred around the William Playfair designed, Grade 'A' Listed building and grounds of the iconic Donaldson's College.

Set within 18 acres of private grounds, yet only minutes from Edinburgh city centre, Donaldson's College offers a range of potential uses including luxury residential or a world class resort hotel.


Donaldson's College benefits from full planning permission for the refurbishment of the existing Playfair Building to form 49 bespoke apartments, 2 gate lodges and the formation of a new build crescent offering an additional 64 apartments.

Donaldson's College also lends itself to the creation of a world class resort hotel. A detailed design has been developed, with the opporutnity for approximately 500 rooms with associated restaurant, conference and spa facilities.

Donaldson's College is being offered for sale via informal tender with unconditional offers requested.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 April 2011

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