Shandon Gardens – the perfect location
A beautiful, practical home, close to the heart of Scotland’s capital and surrounded by outstanding facilities is exactly what AMA Homes is offering at Shandon Gardens. Shandon Gardens is a development of 21 apartments and 13 duplexes, which lies in an area full of character, interest and vibrancy on Stretford Road, Edinburgh.
The development boasts:
- Excellent local state and private schools.
- Outstanding opportunities for leisure and recreation.
- Shopping and retail options galore.
- A buoyant and thriving local community.
- Superb transport links to the city centre and beyond.
The Main Contractors on the project were AMA Construction (Edinburgh) Ltd and the Main Architects were Oberlanders. Work on site commenced in late 2012, following more than four years of planning.
Valued at approximately £25,000,000, the project was completed in April 2016.
Shandon Gardens is centrally located and is only a 15 minute walk from Haymarket station. The development offers residents a thoroughly modern design that carefuly complements the nearby ‘colony’ houses. Protected underground car parking that frees up space around the apartments and creates a safer, more attractive enviornment is also avaialble.
The houses and duplexes have highly insulated walls and smart heating that allow superb indoor climate control, double-glazed, argon-filled windows that are attractive and energy efficenet and simple, clean lines with carefully selected materials used to make maintaing the property a breeze.
The building envelope is four storeys high and is constructed with a reinforced concrete frame and floors above the basement car park. The pitched roof level storey has been contrsucted from a structural steel frame. The concrete frame construction in each block includes an in-situ reinforced concrete stair serving all floors.
The entrance doors to the building are fully galzed with laminated glass. Duplex entrance doors are heaby duty solid core, with a stained timber finish. Apartment and internal doors are solid core MDF with a decorative groove, eggshell paint finish and polished steel finish ironmongery. The underground car park has a motorised door operated by remote control.
The duplexes have private landscaped gardens at the front and rear and a paved private parking space to the front. Communal gardens sit between and beside the residential blocks. Externally there are wall mounted lights at block entrance doors and low level bollard lights to paths with dawn to dusk sensors.
The bathrooms are furnished with a range of top quality sanitary ware with chrome mixer taps, pop-up wastes and concealed cisterns. Shower rooms have large attractive walk in showers, fixed glass screens and thermostatic mixer valves. Bath and shower wall areas are lined with large format ceramic tiles and washbasins and WCs are wall mounted on a bespoke bulkhead faced with high gloss composite panels.
The kitchens are individually designed with custom made fittings and an extensive range of high quality integrated appliances, including an electric induction hob, cooker hood, oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, dryer and sink with single lever mixer tap. Fittings are finished with composite panels in a mixture of timber grain and plain colours. Worktops and splashbacks are composite quartz stone with LED lighting to the underside of the wall cupboards.
All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes with double opening doors, fitted out with a combination of hanging rail, drawer units and open shelves where appropriate.
All apartments are decorated with emulsion paint to walls and ceilings and eggshell finish to all timber skirting, cills and door facings. The floors are finished with a combination of oak engineer’s timber boarding, sheet vinyl in the bathrooms and carpet in the bedrooms. Entrance hallways and communal areas have porcelain floor tiles with matwell and coir matting at street entrance. The stairs and upper hallways are carpeted.
Speaking about the development, Behnam Afshar, Director at AMA Construction said: “These traditionally built apartments will provide exceptional quality and specifications with the benefit of a safe allocated underground car parking space. AMA developments are built to a high and exacting quality, which in the past has rewarded us with many industry awards. We have created an environment which complements and adds particular value to its surroundings and enhances its Victorian neighbours without overwhelming their existence.”