Simply Great! Award for Leith housing development

Posted on 07/04/2014 by


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Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) Great Junction Street development has been named as one of Inside Housing’s top 50 affordable housing developments.

The 32 affordable homes, made up of nine one bedroom and 23 two bedroom properties, have been built for social and mid-market rent and are will be officially opened later this month.

Twenty of the flats are available for social rent, priced at £323 for a one bedroom flat and £358 a month for a two bedroom flat. The remaining 12 homes, available for mid market rent, are priced at £445 a month for a one bedroom and £555 for a two bedroom property.

The ground floor has been designed as a large retail unit which is currently leased to local Edinburgh community group The Junction.

Keith Anderson, Chief Executive of PoLHA, said: “We’re delighted to have been recognised as one of Inside Housing’s top 50 affordable housing developments from across the UK.

“High rents in the open market and tough mortgage criteria to buy a house make it increasingly difficult for people to access and live in good quality homes. We recognise the variety of housing requirements for people in Edinburgh which is why the Great Junction Street development will help meet a wider range of needs.”