This large urban regeneration project in Pennywell, Edinburgh, includes 719 new dwellings and associated public realm. It comprises four different brownfield areas with existing communities between them, meaning that linkage with the existing communities is a key consideration.

Overall, 50% of the housing will be for rent with 50% for sale and there will be a similar split of flats to housing. The design is also tenure blind and includes a variety of wheelchair dwellings.

The sustainable approach that our teams have taken on this project is also reflected in the building specification, which includes enhanced building fabric, efficient boilers, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery.

The show homes officially opened in June 2015, which followed the first occupation of the private houses on Phase 1 of the development. These comprise 177 new, energy-efficient dwellings, a mixture of two- and three-storey houses and three- and four-storey apartment blocks, including approximately 50% that will be affordable housing.

Project Details

  • 719 new homes
  • Major brownfield regeneration for Edinburgh
  • 50% for rent and 50% for private sale

The extensive development is a result of a major investment of £42 million by the City of Edinburgh Council and includes £7.9 million grant funding from the Scottish Government.

The next stage of the Pennywell masterplan is under way, with much more to come in the future.