Castle Rock Edinvar

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

Wonderful Wizard of Oz art project brightens up neighbourhood

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) graduate Michelle Maxwell was joined by some of the young people from Pilton Youth & Children’s Project to celebrate the completion of a ‘Wizard of Oz’ themed environmental art project which has transformed an unused green space in the heart of the Edinburgh neighbourhood.

Published 15 November 2016

Places for People Scotland to buy Agnes Hunter Trust properties in Leith

Tenants who were facing eviction from their homes in Leith are being allowed to stay after a deal was agreed to sell the properties to Places for People Scotland.

Published 11 November 2016

Housing transformation of former Edinburgh school complete

CCG (Scotland) Ltd has announced the completion of a landmark housing development in Edinburgh’s Craigmillar district.

Published 10 November 2016

Stirling Council approves 400-home expansion of Raploch

More than 400 new homes will be built in the Raploch district of Stirling in a bid to accelerate ongoing work to tackle disadvantage and deprivation in the area, the local authority has revealed.

Published 17 June 2016

£300m deal to create 2,000 new Aberdeen homes is a first for Scotland

Places for People has signed a pioneering partnership with Aberdeen City Council which will create 2,000 new homes in the city with the potential to build a further 1,000 properties.

Published 23 March 2016

Castle Rock Edinvar to expand successful repair service pilot

Residents in seventeen elderly amenity properties across Edinburgh are set to benefit from Castle Rock Edinvar’s new ‘Enhanced Repair Service’ after a successful pilot resulted in significant benefits to customers.

Published 24 February 2016

Agreement signed to deliver 16,000 new affordable homes in Edinburgh over next decade

Edinburgh is set for a major housing boost after the council’s ambitious plan to build thousands of new homes was matched by six partner housing associations.

Published 29 January 2016

Work begins on Dunbar affordable homes

Work has begun on a new development of 525 new homes which will see the expansion of the East Lothian seaside town of Dunbar.

Published 21 December 2015

Welfare Wise win for Castle Rock Edinvar’s financial inclusion team

Castle Rock Edinvar’s Financial Inclusion Team has won the Welfare Wise category at the 24 Housing Awards.

Published 30 October 2015