Places for People has sealed a land deal that forms the foundations of a £70m project to provide 350 quality homes in Edinburgh's city centre.
Places for People has acquired the bulk of the Lochend Butterfly, two large parcels of land, joined by a bridge, located between Easter Road and Meadowbank. The site is earmarked for 250 new houses for sale as well as 100 affordable housing policy units. This project will be the largest single development by Places for People to date in Scotland.
Once completed the affordable homes will transfer to Castle Rock Edinvar and Lothian Homes' property management portfolios. A range of one, two and three bedroom flats and three and four bedroom townhouses will be built by Places for People in the development over the next four years.
Places for People – Website: www.placesforpeople.co.uk
The Lochend Butterfly Project by EMA Architecture & Design has had plans granted for this £9.2m project of 120 flats and 20 town houses on Albion Road.
A derelict former steelworks in Edinburgh is set to be turned into a new city quarter under plans submitted by developers. The scheme would see the Lochend Butterfly site in the east of the Capital transformed into a massive 500-plus housing estate to be called Eastgate.
21 Jun 2003
A group of students from Canada have beaten over 80 entries to win an international competition that invited entrants to propose ideas for sustainable development and urban regeneration in the heart of Edinburgh. The competition attracted huge interest from architects and students worldwide with participants from 19 different countries.
1st Prize: Katherine Davey, Jaspal Atwal, Sasa Radulovic, Alyssa Schwann, Winnipeg, Canada