Edinburgh A-listed residential restoration

Chester Street

The future of one of Edinburgh’s elegant Victorian listed townhouses has been secured after CSPG, the property management arm of Consensus Capital, reclaimed it from commercial use to develop it as family homes in a sympathetic restoration.

The property is situated in Chester Street in the city’s highly-regarded West End conservation area and World Heritage Site. Charlotte Square Property Group Ltd (CSPG) recognised the opportunity to turn it from offices back into residential.

The purchase of the iconic A-listed building for residential use is the latest in the city’s boom in converting offices back into residential dwellings. CSPG has led the trend and recently completed two projects on a similar new town terraces in Chester Street.

Historically the townhouses were built to house several generations of family, along with domestic workers and most are too large for today’s requirements.

CSPG specialises in sensitively splitting off extra space to allow for the creation of a range of properties, from the traditional to the unique.

The developer’s first project in Chester Street refurbished and converted former DTZ offices. The latest property to be purchased was previously occupied by the Marine Conservation Society and the surveyors Wren and Bell.

CSPG has creating a two-bed, two-bathroom lower-ground apartment and a four-bed townhouse with garden on the site.

Read more at Scottish Construction Now.