CALA Homes is ‘plugging in’ to the surging demand for electric vehicles (EVs) by creating a comprehensive charging provision in its premium Edinburgh development.
All 84 apartments at The Crescent at Donaldson’s, by CALA Homes (East), will be served by an EV fast charger, with the infrastructure built into the underground parking at the Edinburgh development.
The provision is a result of a tie-up with Scottish EV charge point installers, Jorro Ltd, with The Crescent marking its largest developer project to date.
David Pickles, Managing Director with Jorro, said: “It is brilliant for a developer to have the foresight to include this level of EV provision in its plans. While many buyers may not yet have EVs or plug-in hybrids, it is inevitable that a majority will do in the not-too-distant future, as range increases and costs fall. The great thing about The Crescent is that the chargers are there, in place and ready to go. All buyers need to do is add the relevant plug unit, due to different car brands choosing varying solutions. Any costs therefore will be negligible.”
In a nod to the forward-thinking and energy-conscious designs of The Crescent, electric car manufacturer Tesla drove two of its premium vehicles into the grounds last month to test the facilities.
Owners at The Crescent will have access to an EO Genius charging unit, fully connected to the mains, with a dummy unit in place until the final set up is made.
Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director for CALA Homes (East), said: “The entire project is centred on providing buyers with something truly aspirational, yet at the same time, entirely practical. This extends to the underground parking – which is extensive with a purpose of minimising any vehicle visibility, creating a secluded retreat in the heart of the city. It is highly likely that the vast majority of our owners and future owners at The Crescent will be requiring EV charging within the next few years – so we’re delighted to be able to offer them such comprehensive provision.”
Designed by Richard Murphy OBE, the architecture of The Crescent has been influenced by Edinburgh’s famous Georgian crescents. A bold and sweeping arc of 84 enhanced height, glass-fronted apartments, The Crescent is nestled to the private rear of Edinburgh’s iconic Donaldson’s estate.