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Four developers named on £55m Edinburgh homes job

Edinburgh City Council has lined up four developers to provide detailed proposals to build up to 600 affordable homes at five sites across the city.

Miller Homes; a Hillcrest and Teague joint venture; and the New City Vision consortium, including Bishop Lock, Laing O’Rourke and Cannon Kirk, have all been named by the council.

The final team on the list is The Places for People.

The homes would be the first built under the National Housing Trust scheme, a Scottish government, Scottish Futures Trust and local authority-led venture.

The developers have all entered into a framework agreement with the council and Scottish Futures Trust, and their proposals will be evaluated further before contracts are signed.

The interested developers and potential sites are:

  • The Places for People - Lochend North and Madelvic 8.
  • Miller Homes - Telford North
  • Hillcrest/Teague JV - Salamander Street and Salamander Place.
  • New City Vision - Niddrie Mains Road.

The homes will be developed for mid-market rent and the council has agreed to lend up to £55 million under the Prudential Borrowing Framework to finance the job, according to the latest National Housing Trust update.

City of Edinburgh Council housing leader Councillor Paul Edie said: “Securing affordable homes through the National Housing Trust would be a significant achievement given the current financial and housing climate. This has been a very thorough process and I am pleased we are getting closer to the finishing line.”

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