Springfield Properties has delivered its £23 million affordable homes development at Muirhouse in Edinburgh in partnership with Dunedin Canmore and Muirhouse Housing Association, following the completion of the final stage of the project.
The construction work on the 202 affordable homes development started in 2012 and is now complete, offering a mix of one & two bedroom apartments, cottage flats, and two & three bedroom terrace homes. Each home is highly energy efficient, meeting sustainability building standards that keep running costs low. Householders can also keep on top of their energy usage using the ‘Current Cost’ smart energy meters that have been installed in each property.
“Muirhouse is one of our larger affordable developments and through a successful placemaking programme we are very pleased to deliver 202 homes, rejuvenating a derelict site into a thriving community in the process. Together, with Dunedin Canmore and Muirhouse Housing Association, we’ve transformed the former BT Training Centre into a community development incorporating open spaces, scenic views and energy efficient houses,” commented Tom Leggeat, partnership director at Springfield Properties Group.
The new homes are connected into the surroundings, being part of the Muirhouse community, while revitalising the area.
“Making sure everyone has a safe, warm and affordable home is central to our drive for a fairer and more prosperous Scotland,” said Kevin Stewart, minister for local government and housing. “We are determined to accelerate and increase affordable housing supply across Scotland, to reach our ambitious target of 50,000 affordable homes, backed by £3 billion investment during the lifetime of this Parliament. I am therefore delighted that Springfield Properties, in partnership with Dunedin Canmore and Muirhouse Housing Association, have officially completed over 200 affordable homes.”
This development is a great example of what working together can achieve. The high quality, energy efficient homes are a great addition to the community and to the supply of affordable housing in Edinburgh.