New street brings more affordable homes to Edinburgh

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has handed over the keys to 23 homes for social rent in Edinburgh’s vibrant neighbourhood of Abbeyhill.

PoLHA worked alongside property developer Bellway and architects EMA to create a total of 31 affordable homes, including eight homes for mid market rent.

PoLHA chief executive Keith Anderson and chair of the Board Margaret O’Conner at the Abbey Lane development

Built around a new internal street, Elsie Inglis Way, the south-east-facing one- and two-bedroom homes enjoy views of city landmarks including Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill.

The new homes were made possible thanks to an investment of £3.7 million by PoLHA which included Scottish Government grant funding of £1.76m.

The completion of the project was marked with a visit to the site by PoLHA chief executive Keith Anderson and chair Margaret O’Connor.

Keith Anderson said: “It always feels very rewarding to come and see the end result of our development projects and these stunning new homes are certainly no exception. With breath-taking views and an excellent finish, they are sure to make for very happy homes. It’s with great pride that we welcome customers to such brilliant new places to call home.”

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