Flats on Scot­land’s most ex­pen­sive street be­ing snapped up

For­mer nurs­ing home be­ing con­verted into six lux­ury flats

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS - CLAIRE WARRENDER cwar­ren­der@the­courier.co.uk

Six £1 mil­lion apart­ments are be­ing cre­ated on Scot­land’s most ex­pen­sive street.

The Scores in St An­drews, which leads to the first tee of the Old Course, boasts an av­er­age house price of £2.2m.

But it seems the eye-wa­ter­ing price tags are not putting off po­ten­tial buy­ers as two of the new prop­er­ties have al­ready been snapped up.

The lux­ury two and three-bed­room apart­ments have be­come avail­able thanks to the trans­for­ma­tion of a for­mer nurs­ing home by two award-win­ning com­pa­nies.

Eas­tacre In­vest­ments from St An­drews and Dundee-based Andrew Black De­sign are ren­o­vat­ing the im­pos­ing Craig­mount home.

It was orig­i­nally built as two town­houses in 1898 and ceased trad­ing three years ago.

Andrew Black pre­dicted the flats would be­come some of the most sought-af­ter ac­com­mo­da­tion in Scot­land.

Ev­ery­thing about these prop­er­ties, and the views which the buy­ers will enjoy, are sim­ply un­ri­valled... IAIN LANDSBURGH

“This is a great op­por­tu­nity to show off our skills on another high-end res­i­den­tial project,” he said.

“It’s also great to be col­lab­o­rat­ing with another local busi­ness which is so com­mit­ted to the town and to the preser­va­tion of an­cient build­ings.”

Iain Landsburgh, a part­ner with Eas­tacre, added: “We are cre­at­ing a fan­tas­tic lux­ury de­vel­op­ment on what is ar­guably the best and most en­vi­able street in Scot­land.

“Ev­ery­thing about these prop­er­ties, and the views which the buy­ers will enjoy, are sim­ply un­ri­valled and we very much look for­ward to re­veal­ing the trans­for­ma­tion when the scaf­fold­ing comes down later this month.”

The project be­gan in Jan­uary and is ex­pected to be com­plete by Jan­uary next year.

Sit­u­ated on a cliff top and lined with Vic­to­rian de­tached and ter­race houses, The Scores is said to have un­beat­able views of St An­drews Bay and the North Sea.

The nar­row road even­tu­ally cul­mi­nates at the first tee of the world­fa­mous golf course.”

In De­cem­ber, re­searchers from the Bank of Scot­land said The Scores had knocked ad­dresses in Ed­in­burgh off the top spot to be­come the most ex­pen­sive street in Scot­land.

Bal­moral Court in Auchter­arder was the only other lo­ca­tion in the top 20 out­side Scot­land’s main cities.

The houses on The Scores at St An­drews enjoy “un­beat­able” sea views.

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