New Edinburgh Housing Development at Greendykes receives green light


Specialising in regeneration projects, Urban Union have received planning consent to build 140 new homes and apartments in the Greendykes area of Edinburgh.

The new homes will form the final phase of the Greendykes Masterplan with phases K, L and M of the development scheduled to begin soon.  Construction will support both direct jobs and indirect jobs through Urban Union, its sub-contractors and suppliers, in addition to supporting a number of full-time apprenticeships.


Working with local authorities to provide affordable housing

The Greendykes 15 year Masterplan is set to deliver 2200 new homes over 9 hectares and will form part of the wider regeneration of the Craigmillar area. It is intended that new roads, cycle and pedestrian routes all knit into the existing framework of streets, parks and surroundings.

This final phase is being delivered in partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and Urban Union. Comprising of a mix of 122 apartments and 28 new homes available for Social and Mid-Market Rent.

Located only a few miles South of Edinburgh city centre, Greendykes is in prime position to make the most of the many shops, bars and restaurants the capital has to offer. Also, with great local primary and secondary schools, and a wealth of useful amenities and green spaces in the area, every taste is catered for.


Community involvement whilst building new build homes

In addition to providing new homes, Urban Union and the City of Edinburgh Council are working closely with the Edinburgh community to provide new opportunities for residents. Most recently the ‘Creative Community Chest’ was launched at Urban Union’s Pennywell development in October of last year. The £3,000 fund supports micro projects in the Pennywell community that deliver creative and engaging content for locals.

Neil McKay Managing Director at Urban Union, said: “We are delighted plans for Greendykes have been approved the creation of these council and affordable homes for social rent in Edinburgh. With a clear shortage of housing in Edinburgh, there is a very real fear that the cost of living crisis will affect more people across the capital. There has never been a greater need for affordable housing in Edinburgh and Urban Union’s creation of 140 new homes will aid in the development of this new community.

Urban Union continue to create new communities across Scotland and deliver sustainable, energy efficient homes for the future.”


Register your interest in Greendykes Living

The Greendykes development will focus solely on providing social housing and rental opportunities within Edinburgh, with no plans for private housing options.

Applications will be dealt with by Edinburgh Council directly, however you can register your interest online for more information.

Or, if you are looking to purchase a property, please refer to our Pennywell Living development, of which there are limited one and two bedroom apartments left.