The Pennywell regeneration project in Edinburgh has been named the City Housing Regeneration Project of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards.
Regeneration company Urban Union, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, is delivering the project, which is the result of a £42m investment by the City of Edinburgh Council’s 21st Century Homes programme.
The programme will see Urban Union deliver 356 new social and mid-market homes for rent from the Council and 363 new properties for private sale.
Craig Kidd of Urban Union commented, “We’re delighted Pennywell has been recognised by the Scottish Property Awards as a leading city development. Our vision is not just building homes but building strong communities, and to pick up this award is a testament to all involved.”
Stuart Bishop, architecture director on the Pennywell project for Barton Wilmore said, “We know that the Pennywell development is creating a positive change for the local community and this successful regeneration programme will only become more effective with the delivery of future housing phases.”
Councillor Cammy Day, housing leader for the City of Edinburgh Council said, “Winning this prestigious award is great news for the community of north Edinburgh and shows the Capital Coalition’s commitment to regenerating Pennywell and Muirhouse is being recognised nationally.
“The award comes on the same day the area received £1.5m in regeneration funding from the Scottish Government and follows last month’s commitment between the Council and our partner housing associations to provide an extra 16,000 affordable homes in the city.”