PoLHA to build new homes in Leith

St Nicholas Court
St Nicholas Court

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) and its subsidiary company Persevere Developments Ltd is offering more people the opportunity to live in Leith as it gets set to work on building more new affordable homes this year.

At Persimmon’s Silverfields development, adjacent to Pilrig Park, construction work will begin this month on eight two bedroom flats for mid market rent which will be available for tenants to move into next spring.

St Nicholas Court, PoLHA’s sheltered housing complex on Ferry Road, is being extended. Eight one bedroom flats, which are being built by CCG Ltd, will be completed by March 2017.

The development, once finished, will also comprise a new sun lounge and guest suite, and additional landscaping including allotment plots for the residents to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers.

The new extension works are also coinciding with a heating upgrade and new bathroom installations to the existing development.

Keith Anderson, chief executive of PoLHA, said: “Proving high quality, energy-efficient homes is what we seek to provide more of each year. We are delighted to being able to extend our offering by building these 16 additional homes exclusively for both mid market rent and for social rent including adding to our already very popular sheltered housing.”

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