Castle Rock Edinvar

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

Blog: New thinking needed to tackle fuel poverty

Castle Rock Edinvar’s Richard Jennings asks how do we innovate to solve the problem of too many people living in cold homes?

Published 23 February 2017

Blog: Process of A-listing drives you bananas

The decision to award Grade A-listed status to Edinburgh’s ‘Banana Flats’ was a bold move, but time will tell whether it will be a positive one for Leith and its residents, writes Richard Jennings, managing director at Castle Rock Edinvar.

Published 17 February 2017

Homes planned for site of former Edinburgh school

A developer is seeking approval for new homes on the site of a former Edinburgh school on behalf of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association.

Published 16 January 2017

Richard Jennings appointed managing director at Castle Rock Edinvar

Richard Jennings has been appointed managing director at Castle Rock Edinvar after Alistair Steele announced he was to step down from the role at the end of the year.

Published 29 November 2016

Leith tenants thank volunteer advocate for pro bono help

Celebrating residents have been quick to acknowledge the help of a volunteer advocate in a successful 18-month fight to avoid losing their homes.

Published 18 November 2016

Energy minister visits Castle Rock Edinvar’s integrated renewable energy project

Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse joined representatives from thermal energy storage technology firm Sunamp and Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association at an event to mark the successful completion of Phase 2 of a unique project that is already cutting fuel costs for over 2,000 residents across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Published 16 November 2016