First home on site at new Niddrie housing development
Work is well underway at a new housing development in Niddrie as the first home arrives on site at the development of 66 new homes.
‘The School House’, which is on the site of the former Niddrie Mill Primary School, will see construction and manufacturing specialist CCG (Scotland) Ltd use the latest off site construction methods to build high quality and environmentally efficient homes in the quickest time possible. The School House will comprise 66 residential properties including 34 flats for social and mid market rent and a further 17 flats and 15 houses for private sale. The sale of private homes will be available with support from the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme and prices will be released shortly by sales agents, Savills.
The development will sympathetically retain the frontage of the original school building and create vibrant new green space including around the Category C listed memorial for Major General Andrew Gilbert Wauchope of Niddrie Marischal House which will remain at its original location in front of the school building.
The School House forms part of the regeneration programme for Craigmillar being delivered by PARC Craigmillar Ltd that will see 2,000 new homes, built in the area.
Speaking at the ceremony to mark the first home arriving on site, Councillor Michael Bridgman of the PARC Craigmillar Ltd board, said: “Parc and EDI are committed to the regeneration of Craigmillar and thank CCG for playing their part in ensuring its future success. Together with our recent announcements on the retail and housing developments in the Town Centre and at Greendykes, Craigmillar’s future prospects are looking bright.”
Speaking alongside Councillor Bridgman, CCG (Scotland) Ltd director Calum Murray, said: “CCG is delighted to be working with partners on this development to support the area’s regeneration. In building the highest quality homes, we are utilising our state of the art Off-Site Manufacturing facility to significantly reduce the build time and minimise waste.
“We look forward to playing our part in strengthening the vibrancy of the Craigmillar community in a similar approach to our work as the lead developer for the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village in the East End of Glasgow.”
Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association will be responsible for the rental properties in the development and Alister Steele, managing director, added: “We are very pleased to be working with our partner CCG to deliver a truly mixed tenure development at the former Niddrie Mill Primary School.
“Through our on-going commitment and investment in the regeneration of Craigmillar this project will provide much needed affordable and mid market rent homes for the city and will assist us delivering our commitments under our 1000 Homes for Edinburgh initiative.
“Through the provision of both affordable and mid market rent homes Niddrie Mill will assist in increasing the range of affordable housing options for people within the city.”
The development will be completed in spring 2016.