Sector - Energy, Fuel & Utilities
Work Begins on Energy Efficient Housing
24 Sep 20
Work has begun at Bingham and Parkview in North East Edinburgh to build brand new affordable housing.
The development, led by City of Edinburgh Council, will be completed as early as Autumn 2021, and will be built by CCG (Scotland) Ltd. CCG has delivered a number of new homes for the Council at Leith Fort and in Greendykes, and is also progressing a major development of affordable housing in Craigmillar, which received its first new tenants this summer (2020).
The new sites at Bingham and Parkview will provide modern and energy-efficient homes for social rent as part of Edinburgh’s ambitious 20,000 affordable homes target. In addition to delivering the homes, CCG will also provide apprenticeships, engage with local schools and colleges ad will also provide community investment funds for the local areas.
Construction is currently underway in Bingham alongside Duddingston Row at the former home of Lismore Primary School. Work will also begin at Parkview next month at Peffermil Road, the former site of Parkview Care Home, bringing derelict brownfield back to life.
The homes will benefit from improved energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint, which will save residents on their fuel bills. They will also have access to high-quality green space. The design includes a mix of one, two and three bed flats, colonies, and houses, with 70 homes across the two sites (40 in Bingham and 30 in Parkview).
Councillor Kate Campbell, Edinburgh City Council’s Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Convener, said: “Every new social home counts because housing need is exceptional in Edinburgh – there’s nothing better than seeing council houses being built and knowing that it won’t be long until they become people’s homes. With so many families in need of a new home, and construction so important to our economic recovery from Covid-19, the homes and jobs being delivered by our ambitious house-building programme will make a real difference to people’s lives.
“But we have to keep delivering more. We have 3,500 new homes in design development right now, with 800 homes already under construction across the city. Soon, we’ll be setting out our investment plans for the next 10 years, to make sure that we continue to provide much needed homes, create jobs and support local communities with tangible benefits like apprenticeships, community hubs, parks and improved public spaces.”
CCG Managing Director David Wylie said: “CCG’s commitment to providing quality, energy efficient homes is a philosophy shared by the City of Edinburgh Council. Our partnership has continued to deliver a lasting legacy across the region by not only supporting the supply of new affordable homes but also creating jobs, apprenticeships and localised investment.
“The commencement of Bingham and Parkview is another important milestone for us both and we look forward to working with the Council as we head into 2021 and beyond.”
The £9.5 million investment will be funded by the Council with £4.1m in grant funding from the Scottish Government.
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