BARRATT Homes is progressing plans to transform derelict land in Leith into two new housing developments.
The housebuilder has already started construction of 212 homes on Baltic Street, while plans for a 115-home development on South Fort Street are underway. Named Merchant Quay and Heron Bank respectively, Barratt said the developments are expected to generate nearly 60 new jobs and create positions for at least five apprentices.
Both developments will revitalise brownfield sites, with Merchant Quay previously housing a builders yard and Heron Bank home to a steel fabrication company.
Merchant Quay will deliver 43 affordable housing plots in collaboration with Port of Leith Housing Association, while Heron Bank will provide 24 affordable housing units.
Alison Condie, MD for Barratt Homes East Scotland, said, “We have a long and proud association providing housing in the east of Scotland and Barratt is a popular and trusted source of five-star quality homes for buyers. We’re looking forward to expanding our offering in the region with these new developments on South Fort Street and Baltic Street, and helping to regenerate these locations.”