Harbour Homes and Cairn to deliver more than 300 affordable homes in Granton

Harbour Homes and Cairn to deliver more than 300 affordable homes in Granton

Pamela Kidd, chief executive at Dean and Cauvin (left) and Harbour Group chief executive Heather Kiteley

Harbour Homes is working with Cairn Housing Association to create 306 homes at Granton Harbour (Plot S), which are due to welcome their first tenants in autumn 2023.

There will be 96 affordable properties for Harbour Homes to provide social housing and 130 Harbour Lettings homes for mid-market rent. The remaining 80 properties will be social rent homes for Cairn Housing Association.

A seven-bedroom independent living home and office space with an adjoining one-bedroom flat are also being built for Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust to support people in the care system. Dean and Cauvin provide accommodation for young people (from ages 15-21) as well as supporting their transition to living independently.

Following a visit to the site Heather Kiteley, group chief executive of Harbour, said: “This development is going to offer so much to the local community in Granton and continue our dedication to providing affordable homes in Edinburgh. The progress that has been made at this site is great to see and I can’t wait to see the finished high-quality homes.”

Harbour Homes and Cairn to deliver more than 300 affordable homes in Granton

(from left) Meg Deasley (director of property services, Cairn), Rachel Fraser (development officer, Harbour Homes), Jason MacGilp (chief executive, Cairn), Heather Kiteley, Gordon Cameron (director of group operations, Harbour) and Susan Wilson (development and regeneration manager, Cairn)

Jason MacGilp, Cairn Housing Association chief executive, added: “It is great to see the progress of this important development and we are looking forward to its completion this year. Our thanks go to the contractor team at CCG for their hard work on this high-quality scheme. Cairn are delighted to be working in partnership with Harbour Homes and with the City of Edinburgh Council to make a positive contribution to meeting housing needs and the wider regeneration of the waterfront.”

Young adults who visited the site and will be moving into Dean and Cauvin’s unit said: “We’re looking forward to fewer stairs, better beds, having double glazing and having better showers. Excited to be the first group of people to be staying there. Great that it’s next to the seaside!”

Staff from Dean and Cauvin added: “There will be nicer conditions for staff and it will be good to have a nicer sleep-in room for staff. The new office being on the ground floor will mean it is closer to the main living space so everyone can stay connected. It should feel much more like a home. Bigger windows will allow in more light and fresh air.

“We’re most excited about having a laundry room and a nice dining area for everyone to eat together and socialise. It’ll be nice to have a purpose-built space just for us.”

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