177 new ‘Homes for Life’ to be built at Pennywell scheme

177 new ‘Homes for Life’ to be built at Pennywell scheme

Urban Union starts work on Phase 2 of Pennywell, adding 177 new apartments and houses to its regeneration development in north Edinburgh.

The Pennywell development is one of Scotland’s largest housing-led regneration projects. Pictured above from left to right are Stuart Bishop and Jon Parry of Barton Willmore architects, Neil McKay, MD and Craig Kidd, FD of Urban Union.

This latest collection of 102 private and 75 affordable homes offers a selection of one, two, three and four-bed properties. Each has been carefully designed by award-winning architects Barton Willmore to provide contemporary living space with classic proportions derived from the historic tenements and townhouses of north Edinburgh. Prices start from £197,000 for a three-bedroom mid terraced property.

This is the second phase of an extensive development to deliver over 700 new homes in the area as part of a major investment of £42m by the City of Edinburgh Council and includes £7.9m grant funding from the Scottish Government.

Neil McKay, managing director, Urban Union said: “The start of work on Phase 2 marks two years working with the City of Edinburgh Council to create a vibrant area in which people not only desire to live but are proud to be part of the local community.

“Urban Union’s regeneration of the Pennywell area aims to help create a great place to live for everyone from young professionals to families, offering easy access to transport links and within close proximity to city centre amenities.  Following the success of Phase 1, buyers should act fast to snap up a stylish new Pennywell Phase 2 property.”

Pennywell is part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s 21st Century Homes programme, which aims to create high quality social housing by developing brownfield sites across the capital and is one of Scotland’s largest housing-led regeneration projects.

Pennywell Phase 2 about to begin. Councillor Joan Griffiths with Urban Union MD, Neil McKay
Pennywell Phase 2 about to begin. Councillor Joan Griffiths with
Urban Union MD, Neil McKay

City of Edinburgh Council’s housing leader, councillor Joan Griffiths said: “Pennywell is a fantastic development which captures what we’re aiming for across the city — a range of affordable, energy-efficient homes that are completed to the highest standard. It’s great to see that Phase 2 is underway.

“The project has already created jobs for local people and I am confident that Pennywell will be an asset, not only to its residents, but as part of the overall regeneration of north Edinburgh.”

Just south of the A90, Pennywell is nestled in the north west of Edinburgh providing easy access to both the M8 and Forth Road Bridge. It makes for a great place for those with children as it sits within the catchment area of five local schools, both at primary and secondary level.

Pennywell is a multiple award-winning development that has been recognised for its outstanding work in regenerating a community and creating a culture of pride amongst those who live there.

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