Delivery gets underway of 97 affordable Leith homes
July 30 2019
CALA Homes, in partnership with Hart Builders, have pledged to break ground imminently on a development of 97 affordable homes to be managed by Port of Leith Housing Association.
Split between 82 apartments and 15 homes the affordable housing forms part of the Waterfront Plaza development which will ultimately deliver a further 291 homes for private sale together with 1,500sq/m of flexible workspace units.
A difficult planning history saw planning permission initially refused for the EMA scheme because the brownfield site had been zoned for commercial use, a decision subsequently overturned by councillors.
City of Edinburgh Council Leader, Adam McVey, said: “This development has a strong sense of place and a strong understanding of Leith.
“I’m delighted that such a prominent patch of land in Leith which has been brownfield for so long is finally getting a development our community can be proud of.”
The first tenants are expected to take up residence from May 2021.