The housing association, Dunedin Canmore, has started work on 70 new affordable homes in Craigmillar.

Councillor Kate Campbell, Housing and Economy Convener, the City of Edinburgh Council, and Vice Convener, Councillor Lezley Marion Cameron, were joined by staff from Dunedin Canmore and Wheatley Group, and the contractor Persimmon Homes as well as Dunedin Canmore Modern Apprentice, Lewis Munro, to mark the start of the latest development this week.


There will be 39 homes available for social rent and 31 for mid-market rent at the £8.5m development at Greendykes, and they should be ready by winter 2020.

Dunedin Canmore Managing Director Hazel Young said: “I’m excited to see these new homes take shape and I can’t wait for people move in and build their lives here. It’s more than bricks and mortar. These new flats and houses will provide modern, cosy and energy efficient homes for the people of Edinburgh. We’re delighted to play our part in the regeneration of Craigmillar.”

The development is being partly funded by £3.4million from The City of Edinburgh Council’s Affordable Housing Programme, and is part of the £110million investment in the area in the last three years.

Councillor Campbell said: “Craigmillar lies at the heart of our ambitious plans to bring prosperity to every community in the city.  These homes are another fantastic example of the collaboration between the Council and Dunedin Canmore that is improving Craigmillar. It is also a significant support to help us to build 20,000 affordable homes in the city.”

Dunedin Canmore is part of the Wheatley Group, and their sister company Lowther Homes will let the mid-market houses.