News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog

Hart Builders to deliver affordable homes on former Edinburgh school site

Posted: 8th July 2020

Hart Builders to deliver affordable homes on former Edinburgh school site

Edinburgh-based developer Hopefield Partnership has appointed Hart Builders, part of the Cruden Group, to deliver a multi-million pound new housing development at the former Hunter’s Tryst Primary School in Oxgangs Green, Edinburgh.

Due to begin as soon as construction restarts in line with Government guidance, the £11m development will see 85 new homes built on the empty brownfield site, providing some much needed new affordable housing for the area.

The development has been designed around a village green theme, and the spacious new homes consisting of a mix of 79 one, two and three-bedroom flats and six terraced houses, will be let for mid-market rent when they are completed.

The new homes are being delivered as part of PfP Capital’s Mid-Market Rent fund set up by PfP Capital and supported by the Scottish Government which aims to provide around 1,000 mid-market rental homes across the country and is the second of two large developments that Hart Builders is constructing for PfP Capital in Edinburgh, which will provide 236 new affordable homes for the city.

Andy Mallice, managing director of Hart Builders said:  “We are pleased to be working with Hopefield Partnership to deliver this significant project in Oxgangs to bring quality affordable homes to the area.  Hart Builders have an impressive track record in delivering award-winning housing projects in Edinburgh, with many more developments currently under construction that will bring new homes to the city.

Hopefield Partnerships chief executive, Kenneth Boyd, said: “We are delighted to appoint Hart Builders to deliver the Oxgangs development.  Together we will be able to offer our high quality and energy efficient homes in a carefully designed setting that links well with the existing community.”

PfP Capital fund director William Kyle said: “We are pleased to be working with Hopefield Partnerships and Hart Builders on the delivery of 85 much needed homes for mid-market rent in Edinburgh. We look forward to delivering these high quality, affordable rental homes to the market as part of our partnership with the Scottish Government.”

Business Comment

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on new business developments in the capital.
Read more here