Gigabit broadband future proofs one of south Edinburgh’s prized buildings

22 April 2021

Boroughmuir gets modern treatment for home-workers 

Boroughmuir gets modern treatment for home-workers 

A refurbished property offering in the Scottish capital is marrying the old with the new, as an early-20th century building is set to harbour some of the UK’s fastest available broadband.

Formerly home to one of Edinburgh’s most renowned high schools, CALA Homes (East) is collaborating with Virgin Media at Boroughmuir - to provide gigabit speeds into each of its 87 apartments.

The broadband speeds at the highly anticipated development are 14 times faster than the average Edinburgh household – and will provide increased resilience as demand for reliable connectivity continues to increase exponentially.

This comes as home owners are seeking more stable internet connections, with home-working now the norm for many.

Philip Hogg, sales and marketing director with CALA Homes (East), said: “It's crucial that at Boroughmuir we give buyers the best of all worlds. With many of our buyers working from home, this kind of connectivity has been an incredible bonus. Many of our buyers of our two- and three-bedroom homes have been using their flexible additional bedrooms as the ideal separate work from home office.”

The Boroughmuir High School building was constructed between 1911 and 1914 by renowned architect, John Alexander Carfrae.