Affordable homes to be built at Leith development

ALMOST 100 new affordable homes are to be delivered in Leith.

82 apartment homes, located at the CALA Homes (East) Waterfront Plaza development, will be built in addition to 15 homes for discounted “Golden Share” sale. They will be joined by 291 private homes and 1,500 sqm of workspace units.

The affordable homes will be constructed by CALA Homes (East) in partnership with Hart Builders. They will be handed over to Port of Leith Housing Association, with the first tenants expected to move in by May 2021. Half of the affordable apartment homes will become social housing with the other half allocated for mid-market rent.

Craig Lynes, land director at CALA Homes (East) said, “These homes are an important element of Waterfront Plaza, a project that is fast becoming one of the most exciting new communities in the city. With Golden Share and both social housing and mid-market rent included alongside the range of private homes, we are confident that this development will meet the needs of the growing and diverse local market.”

Keith Anderson, chief executive of Port of Leith Housing Association added, “We are looking forward to providing these high-quality, affordable homes which will breathe new life into this part of Leith and help to create a new community there.”