Hillcrest delivers 18 new affordable homes in Edinburgh

BurdiehouseAn eye-catching and much-needed development of 18 new flats for social rent was handed over to delighted tenants in Edinburgh last week.

Delivered by Hillcrest Housing Association in partnership with the developer Cullross Limited and funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, work on these one and two bedroom properties started on site in Burdiehouse in September 2014.

Hillcrest’s director of development and new business, David Zwirlein, said: “These properties mark another significant contribution to our on-going commitment to delivering top-quality affordable housing in the capital.

“The high standard of the build we have delivered at Burdiehouse is a credit to our and our partners’ at Cullross Limited and City Of Edinburgh Council dedication to bringing people the housing they deserve.”

Councillor Cammy Day, housing convener, said: “This new development is great news for Burdiehouse and will provide a real boost for the local area. I look forward to welcoming the new tenants into their fantastic new homes.

“It’s also good news for Edinburgh and yet another example of what the council and its housing association partners like Hillcrest are achieving right across the city.

“We have an acute pressure on affordable housing in the capital and, although we’ve trebled the number of affordable homes being delivered over the last few years, we’re pushing for more and developments like this one in Burdiehouse are helping us achieve that.”

Emma Garry, development director at Cullross Limited, added: “We are delighted to have completed yet another affordable housing development with Hillcrest.

“As always, it has been a pleasure working with Hillcrest. We really appreciate the expertise and pragmatism that they bring to the table as a client.

“This development not only looks great but also provides a vital contribution to the meeting the need for new affordable homes in the capital. We’re excited to be delivering more affordable homes across Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland.”

In addition to Burdiehouse, Hillcrest has delivered 55 affordable homes in Edinburgh this year and plans to deliver 249 more by 2018.




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