Places for People



Places for People welcomes green light for first phase of Longniddry village extension

Places for People has been cleared to start work later this year on the first phase of a vibrant new extension to the village of Longniddry after East Lothian Council approved detailed designs for 98 new homes.

Published 10 July 2019

Plans lodged for 151 apartments at final plot of Leith development

Detailed planning proposals have been submitted to City of Edinburgh Council for the final residential plots within the Salamander Place development in Leith.

Published 26 June 2019

Places for People signs one of UK housing's biggest modular deals

Places for People has unveiled a pioneering joint venture to deliver hundreds of modular homes, as confidence in offsite manufacturing (OSM) grows.

Published 4 June 2019

Places for People signs management agreement with for-profit retirement housing provider

A new ten-year management agreement has been signed which will see Places for People manage retirement homes on behalf of Residential Secure Income plc (ReSI).

Published 14 May 2019

Places for People to examine wide-scale adoption of BIM in housing

Places for People is undertaking a UK-wide project to assess the opportunities of Building Information Management (BIM) at scale across its diverse set of operating businesses and across the entire lifecycle of its property assets.

Published 7 May 2019

Mid-market rent investment fund makes first site acquisitions

A housing investment fund set up last year by the Scottish Government and Places for People Group’s fund management arm has acquired its first two developments.

Published 29 April 2019

Architects link up to offer Dundashill terraced home designs

Six Glasgow architecture practices have tabled innovative proposals to rethink the design of terraced housing.

Published 16 April 2019

Places for People secures £250m of funding

Places for People has secured £250 million of new funding with the assistance of HSBC UK to help deliver its business plan.

Published 19 December 2018

Letters of support reveal ‘more balanced picture’ of local feeling towards £50m Leith Walk development

Drum Property Group has revealed high levels of public support for its planning application which is set to transform Stead’s Place, near the foot of Leith Walk.

Published 3 October 2018

Plans submitted for 136 homes in Craigmillar

CCG and Cooper Cromar Architects have submitted plans for a new 136-home development in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh on behalf of Places for People.

Published 29 June 2018

Work starts on fourth phase at Maryhill Locks

Developer Bigg Regeneration – a partnership between Scottish Canals and Places for People – has started work on the next phase of its 'Maryhill Locks' development in Glasgow.

Published 22 June 2018

Mid-market rent investment to deliver 1000 new homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced a multi-million pound investment in a mid-market rent scheme that will deliver 1000 new homes across Scotland.

Published 19 June 2018

Places for People targets UK private rented sector with £300m joint venture

Places for People has entered into a £330m joint venture with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire a range of private rented residential assets.

Published 1 June 2018

Places for People acquires Igloo Fund’s share of BIGG Regeneration

Places for People has acquired 50% of a regeneration partnership which delivers sustainable homes and manages significant work space in Scotland.

Published 17 May 2018

Barratt reaches 150 affordable homes milestone in Edinburgh

The UK’s largest housebuilder has delivered over 150 affordable homes in Edinburgh to social housing providers in the last 12 months.

Published 9 May 2018