Link progresses plans for 199 mid-market rent homes in Leith

Salamander Place Link 2Plans have been submitted to develop 199 new homes for mid-market rent in Leith on behalf of Link Housing Association.

Delivered in partnership with Cruden Homes and the Teague Group, the 7N Architects-designed homes will be located on brownfield land at Salamander Place between Leith Links and the docks.

The project forms part of a wider masterplan which could bring up to 600 homes to the industrial area.

Colin Culross director of development & asset management at Link, told Scottish Housing News that the homes will contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the area.

Salamander Place LinkHe said: “Link’s development at Salamander Place is part of a pledge by six housing associations to match the City of Edinburgh Council’s plan to build 8,000 homes within the next ten years, thereby delivering 16,000 affordable and low cost homes to the Capital.

“Developed entirely to meet a mid-market renting profile, Link’s 199 new homes will be built using a simple palette of high quality materials and constructed to meet the silver standard of sustainability.

“The development will contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the area, creating employment and training opportunities, as well as ensuring added value for local communities through Link’s client-based approach to community benefits in procurement.”

Work on the homes could begin as early as the end of the year.

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