Flat 9, 5 Duncan Place, Edinburgh

1 Bedroom Apartment


9/5 Duncan Place forms part of Academy Lofts, a 53-apartment conversion of the former Leith Academy, developed by Sundial Properties. The apartments have been designed to make the best use of the exceptional light, high ceilings and space the former classrooms provide, paired with ‘loft style’ interiors.

The site occupied by Academy Lofts has a remarkable history including being the original home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (1744), the John Watt Hospital (1862), before the present Category B listed building (1930-31) was built as a new secondary school for Leith Academy, one of the oldest schools in Scotland.

Leith is a cosmopolitan area approximately 3 miles to the East of Edinburgh City Centre and within easy reach of the city’s business, financial and shopping districts. The property is located directly adjacent to Leith Links and just a few minutes walk from the Shore and is well served by a Tesco superstore, also on Duke Street.

An important 19th-century trading centre, Leith is undergoing a dramatic renaissance and provides a thriving mix of both traditional and cutting- edge businesses. It is home to many high-end restaurants including Martin Wishart, The Kitchin and The Chop House and a selection of bars, shops and artisan cafés. The area also benefits from Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh’s most innovative retail and leisure complex, complete with a 12-screen cinema and Marks and Spencer food hall, which are located on the waterfront adjacent to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Leith features a number of sports and entertainment options including gym and leisure facilities within a few minutes walk of the property and also the David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Harbour Tennis Club and Pure Gym in Ocean Terminal while green open spaces such as Leith Links, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park, the Water of Leith walkway and Edinburgh’s cycle network are all close by.

There is good proximity to the city’s efficient bus and tram networks as well as convenient access to the City Bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and Scotland’s Motorway Network.


Beautifully finished throughout, this loft-style apartment boasts tall ceilings and high-end fixtures and fittings including a state of the art Italian Biefbi kitchen, and Villeroy and Boch bathroom. The principal open plan area offers engineered oak flooring while the hallway and bedroom are carpeted. Bedroom blinds are included with the sale and the main accommodation is as follows:

  • Entrance hallway with entry phone and alarm system, one large storage housing fuse box and gas meter.

  • Stunning open-plan living/dining room/kitchen area benefitting
    from three windows, two stylish oversize industrial pendant lamps, engineered oak flooring and a feature wall of weathered brick veneer.

  • The kitchen offers contemporary, matte charcoal wall and floor units with contrasting white worktops with aluminium edging. Integrated Siemens appliances include; black glass induction hob and electric fan-assisted oven with stainless steel extractor; under counter fridge and freezer; dishwasher.

  • Laundry room with storage units, washing machine/dryer, and boiler.

  • Elegant bathroom with wood effect flooring, dado panelling and

    comprising of white steel bath, a separate, shower with wall mounted rainfall shower with hand held attachment, wall mounted V&B wash hand basin and WC, heated towel rail and feature wall mirror.

  • Master bedroom with two sash windows and featuring an integrated double wardrobe.

  • Outwith the apartment there is a secure, private allocated parking space, an inner communal courtyard, and bike store.

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