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Edinburgh extends affordable housing provision with 140 homes

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May 21 2021

Edinburgh extends affordable housing provision with 140 homes

The City of Edinburgh Council has opened a public consultation into its plans to provide 140 affordable and energy-efficient homes at Muirhouse, Edinburgh.

A design team comprising Hart Builders, Smith Scott Mullan Architects and Hardies intend to deliver the bulk of the new housing on the site of the former Silverlea Care Home, with a replacement football pavilion (subject of a separate application) located to the north.

Located on the periphery of the Granton Waterfront development area the work will establish a new gateway from Muirhouse Parkway with a new green corridor offering direct access to Marine Drive to the south.

Incorporating around 20 homes specifically designed for wheelchair users a variety of accommodation will be built ranging from apartments to colony-style maisonettes with taller blocks positioned to the front.

Designated as net-zero carbon the development will employ an air source heat pump farm, providing low carbon electric heating from a centralised communal energy centre.

Care will also be taken to retain mature trees with new planting, hedgerows and flowering plants contributing to biodiversity.

A full planning application should be filed by the summer. 

The site was once home to the 16th century Muirhouse Mains, demolished in the 1950s for roads construction demolished
The site was once home to the 16th century Muirhouse Mains, demolished in the 1950s for roads construction demolished

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