A £24 million heating district network which will help to tackle fuel poverty has opened in Glenrothes. Designed by engineers WSP, the new low carbon heating system is the first 100% renewable, large-scale district heating network in Scotland.
Housing minister Kevin Stewart has visited the first homes to be delivered as part of a new housing partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Futures Trust. Around 1,500 new affordable homes will be delivered through the Edinburgh Living initiative over the next five years w
A new approach to home ownership has been launched that aims to benefit young and old alike across Scotland. Devised by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), Home Ownership Made Easy (HOME) is a new and easier route to home ownership for first-time buyers and also offers an alternative option for older
The structured finance team at Rettie & Co has delivered its second mid market rent (MMR) development at Edinburgh’s Western Harbour with more than 3,000 people applying for the 138 homes on offer. Forth Ports’ Harbour Gateway MMR project, part of the Western Harbour in Edinburgh, of
The Scottish Government has launched a procurement process for a £25 million project to address mobile ‘notspots’ across Scotland. The Scottish 4G Infill Programme will fund new mobile telephone masts in locations with no existing 4G mobile coverage to improve mobile connectivity for communitie
Homes delivered through the NHT initiative The Scottish Government has been accused of “reviving the Right to Buy” policy after it was revealed that homes delivered through its National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme can be sold off and removed from public ownership.
A total of 41 homes in Galashiels and Innerleithen are to be sold to Eildon Housing to ensure they remain available for affordable rent. The 21 houses and flats at Chris Paterson Place in Galashiels, and 20 flats at James Hogg Court in Innerleithen were developed by Tweed Property Leasing and acquir
A Build to Rent scheme currently being delivered in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh Investors into Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector have been urged to ensure that schemes have operational management factored in from the earliest stages of development.
Barry White, Scottish Futures Trust chief executive A strategic partnership has been appointed by Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) to advise on the Scottish Government’s landmark policy for supporting the emerging professionally managed Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector.
A Build to Rent scheme currently being delivered in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced the launch of the UK’s first Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) to support investment in private rented housing.
The demolition of all non-listed buildings at the Inverness College site at Midmills in the city centre is to begin next month to make way for more than 80 retirement homes. Retirement home provider McCarthy & Stone, which acquired the site from Highland Council, will build 45 homes on the vacan
Peter Lee, former CEO of Eildon Housing Association, with chairman Trevor Burrows Two affordable home developments in Denholm were officially opened last week bringing a total of 16 new homes to the Scottish Borders.
Housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP (left) joins Colin Rae, group development director, Places for People on site at Shrubhill Housing minister Kevin Stewart has marked the start of work on a new affordable housing development in Edinburgh today.