Plans submitted for Siverlea housing scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 21 Oct 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Detailed plans have been submitted for approval for the net-zero carbon Siverlea housing and community development in Edinburgh, UK.

Cruden Building, a part of the Cruden Group, is responsible for delivering the design of the new housing development, which will comprise 94 flats and 48 colony-style homes.

The firm has been appointed by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Cruden’s design team for the project include designers Smith Scott Mullan; Will Rudd Davidson; Hulley and Kirkwood and Hardies.

The Siverlea development will comprise a new football pavilion that will house the Craigroyston Community Youth Football Club, and a mix of net zero carbon affordable and mid-market rent properties.

Architects Smith Scott Mullan had designed the development, with focus on green space. The project will comprise four-storey blocks that will face a large communal green space.

Cruden Building managing director Allan Callaghan said: “This is an important step forward for this landmark development which will deliver one of the first net zero carbon home initiatives to the capital.”

Construction on the housing and community development is planned to start next year and will be contingent on relevant consent.

Located at the former Silverlea care home site, the development forms part of the wider £1.3bn Granton Waterfront regeneration scheme.

The City of Edinburgh Council councillor Kate Campbell said: “Granton is a site of national importance – recognised by the Scottish Government as strategically significant.

“We’re making these new homes sustainable, so they are more cost efficient and comfortable to live in.

“These homes will also sit within a neighbourhood of communal leisure spaces that will bring people together and foster wellbeing and spaces for the community to strengthen bonds and build relationships.”

The Granton Waterfront project is intended to deliver 3,500 new net zero carbon homes, a school, new cycling and walking routes, medical centre, and sustainable transport connections with the city.

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Illustration of Scotland’s first net zero carbon housing development. Credit: Cruden Building.

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