Castle Rock Edinvar



Dr Richard Jennings: Flexibility and Adaptability – Mid-market rent and the supply of affordable housing

This is the second in a series of blog posts reflecting on approaches to delivering alternative tenures in Scotland. In the first post, Professor Moira Munro reflects on some of the main points of discussion from a recent roundtable hosted by Shelter Scotland. In this post, the second in the series, Dr Richard Jennings reflects on the role of mid-market rent – a form of affordable housing where tenants generally pay a lower rent than the market rent level in a given area, but more than local social housing tenants. Starting rents are usually similar to the Local Housing Allowance and are usually suitable for people on incomes that are not quite enough to afford home ownership or private sector rents.

Published 12 April 2019

Blog: Placemarketing at the heart of placemaking

Richard Jennings, managing director at Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, writes on the link between placemaking and marketing.

Published 21 June 2018

Castle Rock Edinvar tenants transform Older Person's Forum

Retired Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association tenants have celebrated the positive transformation of the Older Person's Forum for residents.

Published 21 June 2018

Mid-market rent investment to deliver 1000 new homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced a multi-million pound investment in a mid-market rent scheme that will deliver 1000 new homes across Scotland.

Published 19 June 2018

Places for People unveils £75m Engine Yard transformation with new images

New images show the extent the £75 million Engine Yard development will transform a 4.5 acre neglected brownfield site on Leith Walk, providing much needed housing in a new community close to Edinburgh city centre.

Published 29 May 2018

Barratt reaches 150 affordable homes milestone in Edinburgh

The UK’s largest housebuilder has delivered over 150 affordable homes in Edinburgh to social housing providers in the last 12 months.

Published 9 May 2018

Scotland ‘failing to meet housing needs’ of older and disabled people

Urgent action is required to reverse the shortage of housing for older and disabled people as Scotland struggles to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new alliance of charities and other organisations.

Published 12 February 2018

Allia passes £250m milestone of bonds to support charities and deliver social impact

More than a quarter of a billion pounds has been raised by independent not-for-profit Allia to help tackle global and local issues such as unemployment, social exclusion and affordable housing – with half that sum (£125 million) being issued in 2017 alone.

Published 30 January 2018

Ambassador Homes to develop new affordable homes after securing £4.6m funding from Maven Property

Private equity and property manager Maven Property has raised £4.6 million to fund the development of two residential property sites in Renfrew and Clackmannan in conjunction with Ambassador Homes.

Published 11 January 2018

Castle Rock Edinvar care and support subsidiary to relaunch outside Places for People Group

Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association’s care and support subsidiary Places for People Scotland Care & Support is set to spin-out from the Places for People Group and relaunch as With You in 2018.

Published 18 December 2017

Leith homes given million pound makeover

Residents of a Leith street who once feared they might lose their homes have benefitted from a £1 million housing improvement programme thanks to Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association.

Published 18 December 2017

Good Neighbour award for Castle Rock Edinvar resident

A Midlothian resident has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for her exceptional sense of community and kindness towards her neighbours.

Published 18 October 2017

Innovation & Excellence Lecture Series – Public lecture on innovation in housing

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations the University of Stirling is hosting an open event to stimulate debate on the future of housing and how our housing system can underpin wider economic and social developments.

Published 20 September 2017

Blog: Why City Deals shouldn’t overlook placemaking

The Edinburgh Region has recently signed a City Deal that has sadly missed the mark when it comes to Placemaking, writes Castle Rock Edinvar managing director Richard Jennings.

Published 28 August 2017

Strong results lay foundations for investment at Places for People

Places for People's diversification strategy has enabled the business to report another set of strong results helping it to increase investment in both new housebuilding and improving and maintaining existing stock.

Published 2 August 2017