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Edinburgh Housing News – 2010

Greendykes Housing
Greendykes Housing
photo © Keith Hunter
Greendykes Housing by Austin Smith Lord. 16 Nov

Edinburgh Housing News – 2009

Peffermill Microlofts Edinburgh
Work nearing completion on Edinburgh Microflats – 34 flats by Studio DuB

Former St Nicholas School
Gorgie Road Flats
picture from architect
Gorgie Road Flats by Susan Stephen Architects. 19 May

Springside Edinburgh
Springside Edinburgh
picture from architect
Inglis Point apartments : Springside Edinburgh

Shortbread house
Shortbread house Granton by Susan Stephen Architects

anabo : a new concept in housing
anabo by Andy stoane – image update. 3 May

Bell’s Mills
Bell’s Mills development complete as phase 2 released

Lasswade Road
Lasswade Road Housing
image © Keith Hunter
By lee boyd for Dunedin Canmore Housing Association : Lasswade Road Housing

Edinburgh Housing News – 2008

Edinburgh Housing Jump
Edinburgh City Council has announced plans for massive investment in housing across the city: 50% more homes every year, up from around 2000 to 3000. Affordable homes built will rise from 500 to 750 but apparently 12,000 are required in the next 10 years. Public sector land is to be released for new housing, including major sites owned by the local authority and the NHS. The council is to press for more money from the Scottish Government. 4 Nov 2007

Proposed Edinburgh Housing
Trinity Gardens, Trinity, north Edinburgh
Richard Murphy with CDA + Conran & Partners
Residential development for Meyer Bergman real estate
246 apartments located behind stone boundary wall

Murrayfield Avenue House
Murrayfield Avenue House
picture from architect

East Fettes Avenue
East Fettes Avenue flats
picture from architect

Lochrin Place housing
Lochrin Place housing
picture from architect

Unite Edinburgh housing
Unite Edinburgh housing
photo © Adrian Welch

Telford West Housing
Telford West Housing
picture from architect

Recent Edinburgh Housing
Tradewinds, Leith + Atria, Meadowbank + Queens Quay, Leith + Platinum Point, Newhaven / Leith – Mar 2005:
tradewinds, leith westpoint at meadowbank queens quay, leith platinum point, leith
images © Adrian Welch

Upper Gilmore Place property:
Upper Gilmore Place house
Modern Edinburgh House – Upper Gilmore Place: images © Adrian Welch

Modern Edinburgh Housing
Canongate Housing – Sir Basil Spence

photograph © Adrian Welch
Modernist Housing – Dumbiedykes

Contemporary Edinburgh Housing
Pollock Halls, Chancellor’s Court- Oberlanders Achitects
Craigmillar Post-war housing estate, refurbished
Housing at South Gyle, west Edinburgh – E&F McLachlan Architects
Slateford Green Housing, Slateford Green, south-west Edinburgh – Hackland & Dore
Succoth Heights, west Edinburgh – Reiach and Hall Architects
Alfred Place, The Rowans, The Grange – Arcade Architects
Belford Road Housing, Dean Village, north-west Edinburgh – Richard Murphy Architects
Annandale St Housing, Broughton – CDA
Ferry Road Flats, Trinity, north Edinburgh – Richard Murphy Architects
New Housing, Granton – Cooper Cromar
Upper Strand, Granton – Various architects
Telford Road, Granton – gm+ad architects
Fettes Row, New Town – Reiach and Hall + Oberlanders
South East Wedge green belt ‘new town’ proposal – Terry Farrell & Partners
Bellesk House, Granton – Hackland & Dore Architects
Housing, Coalhill, Leith – Allan Murray Architects
Housing, Ronaldson’s Wharf, Leith – Dignan Read Dewar with Fraser Brown Mackenna
Crescent By The Shore, Coburg St / Dock St, Leith – Gregor Shore
Couper Street Housing, Leith – Campbell & Arnott Architects
Rennie & Patterson’s Warehouses, Commercial St, Leith – renovation
Platinum Point, Western Harbour, Leith – Gilberts Architects
Lindsay Road, Britannia Quay, Leith – Hackland + Dore Architects
Loanhead Housing – Arcade Architects, Edinburgh
Shrub Place, Leith Walk – Broadway Malyan
Dean Bank Lane, New Town – Richard Murphy Architects
Ocean Heights, Western Harbour, Leith – Holmes Partnership
Housing, 112 Canongate, Edinburgh Old Town – Richard Murphy Architects
Crichton’s Close Housing, Holyrood, Edinburgh Old Town – Arcade Architects
The Park housing, Holyrood, Edinburgh Old Town – Campbell & Arnott Architects
Housing for OTHA, Holyrood, Edinburgh Old Town – E & F McLachlan
Morgan Court Housing, Holyrood, Edinburgh Old Town – Ungless & Latimer
Social Housing, North Holyrood – Van Heyningen & Haward Architects
Former Dental School Chambers St, Edinburgh Old Town – Lee Boyd
Tron Square Housing Edinburgh Old Town – Richard Murphy Architects
Cowgate Housing, Edinburgh Old Town – Richard Murphy Architects
Housing, Dublin Street Lane, Edinburgh New Town – Richard Murphy Architects

Historic Edinburgh Houses
New Town – Second Phase by Reid; Elliot; Playfair; Graham; Raeburn: 1802 – 1823

Modern Lothian Housing
Fisherman’s Housing, Dunbar – Basil Spence (not online)

Contemporary Lothian Housing
Amisfield Park, Haddington: 1964 – Campbell & Arnott Architects
Blindwells Masterplan, Tranent: 2003 – proposed
Glassel Park: ‘Earl of Wemyss’ Modernist Houses, Longniddry
Briery Bank Housing, Haddington, East Lothian

For Edinburgh Houses see Edinburgh & Lothian Houses

New Granton Housing, north Edinburgh:
Edinburgh Housing
picture from architect

Edinburgh News: 25% Affordable Homes
Much-discussed blanket 25% target across Edinburgh now out for six-week consultation: now for developments over and above just 12 homes. Apparently 12,000 affordable houses are required in the Edinburgh area. Developers are unhappy with the proposals’ lack of flexibility
Feb 06

Affordable Homes: £1/2 Billion
A ten year funding package of more than half a billion pounds to help deliver up to 10,000 new affordable homes, modernise existing council homes and regenerate deprived parts of Edinburgh has been announced. Edinburgh City Council announced the package following the decision made by the City of Edinburgh Council to apply to join the Scottish Executive’s new Community Ownership housing programme. The executive will contribute around £600m if the council goes ahead with the transfer of its 25,000 council homes to a new, not for profit registered social landlord.
Jun 04

Filling in the gaps
Demolition programmes mean the City of Edinburgh Council houses are disappearing, but new public sector homes are not being built fast enough to keep up with the growing population.
Jan 2002

More Scottish housing: Glasgow housing

Edinburgh Housing News Archive:

Edinburgh Housing: £5m extra funding
A Derelict site in the heart of the Old Town is set to be transformed into affordable housing. The site in Candlemaker Row is just one project to benefit as part of a £21m Scottish Executive package to create nearly 800 new homes in Edinburgh & Lothian.
Apr 2002

New Scottish Housing
Well done to East Lothian Council for getting out and investigating New Towns:
A new village with a hi-tech business park and 3,000 homes under construction, impressed East Lothian Councillors and officials when they went to see how an English council was meeting the demand for housing.
May 2002

Housing Exodus
More than 1100 private homes were completed in Edinburgh last year compared with just 424 housing association homes. The statistics also showed a fall in public housing being built in Edinburgh.
Jan 2002

Houses opposition
A proposed development of 400 houses on the banks of the River Tyne is to be opposed by members of Haddington and District Amenity Society (HADAS). The proposal involves houses on fields on the north-east border of Haddington, land highlighted as potential development land in East Lothian Council’s recent Draft Structure Plan. Haddington Golf Club are involved as an access road direct to Whittinghame Drive and the centre of Haddington(thus avoiding the busy A1) would run across the edge of their ground.

A new Clubhouse is reported to be part of the deal. Haddington’s Nungate Bridge is reputed to be the oldest in Scotland: the proposed new bridge should be of exceptional design. Edinburgh Contemporary Architecture will demand that a national Architecture Competition be held for this and encourage others to write to East Lothian Council with their views.

Afshar House The Grange

Dec 2002

Edinburgh Housing Density
Mostly we build at only 70-80 households per hectare. So there’s nothing to be frightened of in high density – it all depends on the design, which is one reason why I have set up an urban design working group in Edinburgh Council, to see how we can improve our standards of design, especially in housing. It’s all part of going green – and, of course, a dense compact city is ideal for public transport. Trevor Davies is Labour councillor for Broughton.

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Significant Edinburgh Property – Selection:
East Lothian Housing
picture from architect
Briery Meadow houses Haddington, East Lothian – CALA Homes


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