Castle Rock Edinvar

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

Work starts on Social Bite’s homeless village with first residents expected by Christmas

The houses for Social Bite’s new village are now under construction with members of Edinburgh’s homeless community expected to be onsite before Christmas this year, Social Bite co-founder, Josh Littlejohn MBE, confirmed today.

Published 19 July 2017

Midlothian residents feel the heat after Castle Rock Edinvar facelift

Residents of a Midlothian street are set to benefit from lower fuel bills and cosier homes thanks to a Scottish Government grant obtained by Castle Rock Edinvar. 

Published 14 July 2017

Blog: High density housing is key to improving the quality of city living

Castle Rock Edinvar managing director Richard Jennings asks whether other countries can provide inspiration on how to improve the quality of city living for the next 100 years.

Published 14 July 2017

Castle Rock Edinvar grant helps people with disabilities showcase musical talents

People with disabilities in Edinburgh will get access to new opportunities to learn to play, perform and record music thanks to a grant of £5000 from Castle Rock Edinvar.

Published 13 July 2017

Partnership advice project helps tenants save over £1.4m

A Castle Rock Edinvar money advice project, set up with partners Citizens Advice Edinburgh, and fellow housing associations Dunedin Canmore, Blackwood, Hillcrest and Port of Leith, has helped tenants save over £1.4 million worth of debt.

Published 12 July 2017

Derelict Midlothian building transformed into affordable housing

An empty Midlothian property, dubbed an eyesore by locals, has been transformed into quality affordable homes thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Empty Homes Fund.

Published 5 July 2017

Housing’s role in Scottish Government’s digital strategy

The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its determination to work with housing associations to help promote digital inclusion and participation.

Published 24 March 2017

£5m Clackmannan regeneration moves forward

Ambitious plans to help regenerate Clackmannan took a step forward last week when new actions to deliver new affordable housing, community enterprise facilities, streetscape improvements and the relocation of a local business to new premises were agreed by the local authority.

Published 13 March 2017