ROBERTSON Partnership Homes has completed the first phase of The City of Edinburgh Council’s small sites programme.
The firm handed over the final 26 units at Crewe Road Gardens to the local authority, bringing a total of 263 homes, across seven sites, to the capital as part of phase one of the programme.
The small sites programme identified brownfield gap sites in existing residential areas which presented the opportunity to expand existing communities and create high quality housing for social and mid-market rent in well established neighbourhoods.
The City of Edinburgh Council identified seven sites at Calder Gardens, Dumbryden Gardens and Hailesland Place in Wester Hailes, and in the north of the city at Clermiston, Crewe Road Gardens, Royston and West Pilton Grove.
James Freel, managing director of Robertson Partnership Homes, commented, “We are proud to contribute towards The City of Edinburgh Council’s target to deliver 10,000 new homes over a 10-year period.
“The high-quality new houses will enable a great number of new tenants to create their own home in part of an existing community. These seven sites further illustrate the commitment of The City of Edinburgh Council to its residents and to ensuring equal housing opportunities.”
Councillor Kate Campbell, housing, homelessness and fair work convener for The City of Edinburgh Council, added, “We’re investing millions in new social and affordable homes for Edinburgh. Small sites like these are really important for helping us to boost the number of new affordable homes getting built.
“It’s fantastic to see all 263 homes now delivered in all seven communities, and to know that every single new home is giving a family or household in Edinburgh a safe, warm and beautiful place to live. We’re now looking ahead to delivering a further phase at Drumbryden Gardens.
“We know that for too many people in our city, housing is just too expensive. Building new Council houses, social homes and as much affordable housing as we possibly can is an absolute priority.”