An additional 25 affordable homes delivered in Muirhouse

An additional 25 affordable homes delivered in Muirhouse

Springfield Properties has completed a further 25 homes at its Muirhouse development, Edinburgh, in partnership with housing association Dunedin Canmore.

A mix of one-bedroom cottage flats and two-bedroom terrace homes have been handed over to social housing providers Dunedin Canmore, part of the Wheatley Group. Each home is energy-efficient, meeting silver sustainability building standards. Householders can also keep on top of their energy usage using the ‘Current Cost’ smart energy meters that have been installed in each property.

The £23m development is close to completion, with 153 of the 202 homes planned now occupied. Springfield Properties Group Partnership Director Tom Leggeat said: “Muirhouse is one of our larger affordable developments and it’s coming along really well. Together with Dunedin Canmore we’ve transformed the former BT Training Centre into a development with open spaces, scenic views and energy-efficient houses.”

This development is part of a wider area regeneration to revitalise Muirhouse and Pennywell with a mix of new housing and offering a new lease of life to the whole Muirhouse area.

Dunedin Canmore Managing Director Hazel Young commented: This development features brilliant homes for social rent as well as attractive mid-market homes for people who are on a modest income. They are a great boost to the Muirhouse community and an excellent example of how we are tackling the shortage of energy-efficient, affordable homes in Edinburgh.”

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing, added: “We are determined to accelerate and increase affordable housing supply across Scotland, to reach our ambitious target of 50,000 affordable homes, backed by £3bn investment during the lifetime of this Parliament.

“I am therefore delighted that a further 25 affordable homes have been completed by Springfield Properties, in partnership with Dunedin Canmore and this excellent development in Muirhouse is now close to completion, with 153 homes occupied.

“This is a great example of how partnership working can deliver high quality, energy-efficient homes that are a welcome addition to the supply of affordable housing in Edinburgh.”

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