Places for People



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

Places for People expands further as 7,600-home landlord joins group

Places for People has further strengthened its position as one of the UK’s largest property management organisations after social housing provider Luminus Group formally joined as a subsidiary.

Published 29 March 2018

Places for People asset management business to launch £550m build-to-rent fund

A fund management arm set up by Places for People has set up a £550 million fund to target opportunities in the build-to-rent (BTR) sector across the UK.

Published 9 March 2018

Avant Homes purchases Armadale site for £21m development

Stirling-based homebuilder Avant Homes has been granted planning permission to build 110 new homes at a £21 million development in Armadale, West Lothian.

Published 6 February 2018

Castle Rock Edinvar care and support subsidiary to relaunch outside Places for People Group

Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association’s care and support subsidiary Places for People Scotland Care & Support is set to spin-out from the Places for People Group and relaunch as With You in 2018.

Published 18 December 2017

Leith homes given million pound makeover

Residents of a Leith street who once feared they might lose their homes have benefitted from a £1 million housing improvement programme thanks to Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association.

Published 18 December 2017

Good Neighbour award for Castle Rock Edinvar resident

A Midlothian resident has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for her exceptional sense of community and kindness towards her neighbours.

Published 18 October 2017

Places for People welcomes industry award shortlisting for Wester Hailes development

A new £19 million housing development in Wester Hailes has been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Development for Affordable Housing’ category at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Excellence Awards.

Published 10 October 2017

Full programme for University of Stirling Innovation in Housing event

The full programme is now available for the University of Stirling’s fourth lecture in its Innovation and Excellence series marking the University's fiftieth year: Innovation in Housing – a force for wider benefits?

Published 3 October 2017