Places for People



Hundreds of affordable homes set for derelict Edinburgh site

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has marked the start of work on a new affordable housing development in Edinburgh today.

Published 13 September 2016

Places for People’s credit rating downgraded in wake of its ‘continued diversification’

Moody’s has downgraded its credit rating for Places for People (PfP) citing concerns over the “varied risks” involved with the landlord’s increasing expansion into non social housing businesses.

Published 26 July 2016

£300m deal to create 2,000 new Aberdeen homes is a first for Scotland

Places for People has signed a pioneering partnership with Aberdeen City Council which will create 2,000 new homes in the city with the potential to build a further 1,000 properties.

Published 23 March 2016

Work begins on Dunbar affordable homes

Work has begun on a new development of 525 new homes which will see the expansion of the East Lothian seaside town of Dunbar.

Published 21 December 2015

Places for People receives FCA authorisation

Places for People has received authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for its financial service offering.

Published 17 December 2015

Further accolades for Twechar development

Places for People has picked up another award for its innovative affordable housing development in the former mining community of Twechar, East Dunbartonshire.

Published 2 December 2015

Aberdeen City Council appoints housing development partner

Aberdeen City Council has selected a preferred bidder for a £300 million partnership deal to deliver a step change in the supply of housing.

Published 9 October 2015

Work underway on over 100 affordable homes for Dunbar

East Lothian Council has concluded a legal agreement worth £8.3 million to purchase 71 flats and houses on two sites at Hallhill, Dunbar from Mansell Homes (part of the Balfour Beatty group).

Published 30 September 2015

Twechar triumphs at Scottish Home Awards

Places for People has picked up two further accolades for an affordable housing development in the former mining village of Twechar, East Dunbartonshire.

Published 24 June 2015

Housing minister opens pioneering age friendly development in Edinburgh

Housing minister Margaret Burgess has visited the first residents at a recently completed development that is set to become a new model of housing for older people.

Published 24 June 2015

Best new homes in Scotland revealed at Scottish Home Awards

The best new homes in Scotland have been revealed at the 8th annual Scottish Home Awards last night.

Published 19 June 2015

New ‘Help to Buy’ homes taking shape at former Edinburgh school

Progress is well under way with the first new homes now on site at a new housing development in Niddrie, Edinburgh.

Published 17 June 2015

Public Art: Castle Rock Edinvar

Art students brighten up Edinburgh

Published 15 June 2015

Falkirk pension fund affordable homes investment hailed as a ‘trailblazer’

Falkirk Council’s Local Government Pension Scheme Fund has awarded fund manager Hearthstone Investments £30 million to invest in social and affordable housing in Scotland.

Published 8 June 2015

Housing associations make Homes for Scotland Awards 2015 shortlist

The shortlist for Scotland’s premier home building industry awards has been announced as trade body Homes for Scotland gears up for its largest ever ceremony celebrating the sector’s achievements.

Published 9 April 2015