Plans submitted for Siverlea housing and community scheme in Edinburgh
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Plans submitted for Siverlea housing and community scheme in Edinburgh

20 Oct 2021 (Last Updated October 20th, 2021 12:26)

The Siverlea housing and community development, with 94 flats and 48 homes, is part of the £1.3bn Granton Waterfront project.

Plans submitted for Siverlea housing and community scheme in Edinburgh
Illustration of Siverlea housing and community development. Credit: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Detailed plans for a net-zero carbon Siverlea housing and community development in Edinburgh, UK, has been submitted for approval.

The City of Edinburgh Council had appointed Cruden Building, a part of the Cruden Group, to deliver the design of the housing scheme at the former Silverlea care home site.

The development, which will comprise 94 flats and 48 colony-style homes, forms part of the wider £1.3bn Granton Waterfront regeneration project.

To deliver the design, Cruden Building has partnered with designers Smith Scott Mullan, Will Rudd Davidson, Hulley and Kirkwood and Hardies.

The development will feature a new football pavilion as a new home for the Craigroyston Community Youth Football Club and a mix of affordable and mid-market rent properties.

Architects Smith Scott Mullan had designed the development to give priority to green space.

The City of Edinburgh Council councillor Kate Campbell said: “Granton is a site of national importance, recognised by the Scottish Government as strategically significant.

“We’re making these new homes sustainable, so they are more cost-efficient and comfortable to live in. These homes will also sit within a neighbourhood of communal leisure spaces that will bring people together and foster wellbeing and spaces for the community to strengthen bonds and build relationships.”

The scheme will comprise four-storey blocks that will face a large communal green space.

Cruden Building managing director Allan Callaghan said: “This is an important step forward for this landmark development which will deliver one of the first net-zero carbon home initiatives to the capital.”

Construction of the housing and community development is planned to start next year. This will be subject to relevant consent.

The Granton Waterfront project will deliver 3,500 homes, a school, new cycling and walking routes, a medical centre and transport connections with the city.