Keeping the faith: Port of Leith commended for housing development

Posted on 08/07/2014 by


Magdalene DrivePort of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) was commended for Large Scale Development of the Year for its Magdalene Drive at last week’s Saltire Awards.

The Association developed 23 affordable homes for social rent and a church centre on the site of St Martin’s Church which had been demolished, and a new, more modern facility was built for the local congregation alongside the new homes.

It was officially launched last December marking a significant impact in the regeneration of the area.

Keith Anderson, Chief Executive for Port of Leith Housing Association, said: “We are delighted to have been commended for our Magdalene Drive development. It is the third time we have developed new affordable housing alongside local facilities for faith groups and the local community.

“Creating communities in which people want to live is more than simply providing a roof over people’s heads. It’s providing good-quality, energy efficient housing people are proud of; it’s supporting individuals and families and local groups and bringing people together within their community.”