The Engine Yard on Leith Walk is one of three developments by Places for People, a leading UK affordable homes led placemaker, that have been shortlisted in the Scottish Home Awards.
The project is in the Regeneration project of the Year category and is one of more than 130 entries in 18 categories from organisations all over Scotland.
Places for People’s Regional Sales and Marketing Director, Allison Sutherland, said: “This is fantastic news for our regional developments and we are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for three awards at this year’s Scottish Home awards, which celebrate the very best providers in Scotland.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response to our developments with unprecedented demand in our homes available. Our developments across Scotland have been shortlisted in hotly contended categories and we are immensely proud that they have been recognised on this regional platform.”
Once the city’s historic tram depot on Leith Walk at Shrubhill, the area had become derelict and neglected. It is rich in industrial architecture, with tram sheds, a chimney, a boundary wall and gables, all of which are or have been restored as 377 new homes are created for sale and rent. The organisation has also been shortlisted for two other developments at Chapelton in Aberdeenshire and the Laurie show home in Longniddry.
The award ceremony will take place on 16 September, where Places for People will find out if they have won in any category. The awards support ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ and the management of The Ripple Retreat a luxury residential retreat on the shores of Loch Venacher in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The home is gifted to young cancer patients and their families for short stay holidays, and £4,000 has already been raised for the charity as part of donations from entering businesses.