Further recognition for affordable homes at Leith Fort
Having already won a string of awards including the coveted Saltire Medal at the Saltire Housing Design Awards, Leith Fort has been named Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the Herald Property Awards for Scotland.
The £11.5 million development of 94 affordable homes was developed by Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) and the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) on the site of the former 18th century Leith Fort, working with Collective Architecture.
Sixty two of the one to four bedroom colony-style properties are for mid-market rent by PoLHA’s subsidiary Persevere Developments Ltd, and 32 units are owned by the CEC for social rent.
Keith Anderson, chief executive of Port of Leith Housing Association, said: “I’m very proud of the fantastic homes we have created at Leith Fort along with the City of Edinburgh Council. The development has helped to breathe new life into the area and really is a great place for people to call home.”
The main contractor for Leith Fort was CCG (Scotland) Ltd and the development was funded by PoLHA, CEC and the Scottish Government.
The Herald Property Award was received on September 27.