Cruden Building East begins multi-million pound mixed-use Edinburgh project

WORK is underway on a new mixed-use private development at Colinton Road, Edinburgh, which will see residential accommodation and commercial space built on a site adjacent to Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre and nearby Edinburgh Napier University.

Dunedin House Properties and Rutherford appointed Cruden Building East to deliver this two-part project, with the two contracts worth a combined value of £6.2 million.

The development, designed by Yeoman McAllister Architects, will deliver ‘much needed’ private housing in the area, Cruden said. The largest contract is valued at £5 million and will see Cruden Building East create 19 two and three-bedroom apartments and two retail units for Dunedin House. The development will also see five apartments – one studio apartment and four two-bedroom homes, and a Co-op retail unit – created for Rutherford as part of a £1.2 million contract.

The project is due to be completed by early 2023.

Allan Callaghan, MD of Cruden Building East, said, “We are delighted to begin working on this exciting new private development which will bring much needed homes, with a wealth of amenities, to Scotland’s capital city. Edinburgh has so much to offer as a place to live, and we are working closely with Dunedin House Properties, Yeoman McAllister Architects and other key stakeholders to meet the evolving needs of the housing market in these unprecedented times.”

Andrew Peters, MD of Dunedin House Properties, added, “At Dunedin House Properties, we have a strong track record of procuring successful private developments and we continue to be mindful about appointing architects, designers and builders with an eye for quality.

“Construction has started at Colinton Road and as an Edinburgh-based developer, we are proud to be working closely with the contractor, Cruden Building East, Yeoman McAllister Architects and other consultants to deliver these high quality homes and commercial space to benefit the local community.”