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Unveiling Urban Union’s North Four: A Sustainable Haven for Modern Families

Urban Union’s highly anticipated North Four housing development is set to launch this Saturday. The fourth and final phase of our project within Pennywell in the North of Edinburgh, this latest installment promises 94 state-of-the-art, net-zero carbon, four-bedroom townhouses. This innovative project showcases the future of sustainable urban living, offering families a perfect blend of modernity and thoughtful design.


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Sustainable Living, provided by new build homes in Edinburgh

The North Four housing development stands as a beacon of sustainability, with each of the 94 townhouses designed to energy efficient and forward thinking. This commitment to environmental responsibility reflects Urban Union’s dedication to creating homes that not only meet the needs of today’s families but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

Working in partnership with Edinburgh City Council, the new housing development will contribute to the eco goals of the City Centre (which North Four is less than half an hour from) and lower carbon emissions.



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Four bedroom houses with modern and thoughtful design

The townhouses at North Four are a testament to modern architectural brilliance. These homes have been meticulously planned to provide the utmost comfort and convenience for families. Boasting contemporary aesthetics, spacious interiors, and cutting-edge amenities, North Four’s properties are the epitome of stylish and functional living spaces.


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Perfect Family Homes, local to Edinburgh City Centre

With four bedrooms, these townhouses are tailor-made for families looking for a comfortable and spacious home. The thoughtful layout ensures that each family member has their own space while also providing communal areas for quality time together. The North Four development is not just about providing a house; it’s about creating a home where memories are made and cherished.

And it’s proximity to the Centre of Edinburgh means your children have access to local attractions like the national museum, Scottish national gallery and Edinburgh Castle, as well as the annual fringe festival and more.



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Launch Event Details: Reserve your new home this weekend with Urban Union

To celebrate the launch of North Four, Urban Union we will be hosting an open day at the Village Hotel, located at 140 Crewe Rd S, Edinburgh, EH4 2NY. The event will take place from 10am, providing the perfect opportunity to explore the features of these stunning townhouses and engage with the knowledgeable Urban Union Sales Team.

Envisage what your new home could look with with CGI visualisations and site plans, and even drive past the site to explore the new area you could be calling your new community – just 5 minutes drive from the hotel.

This is a rare opportunity to be among the first to secure a spot in this groundbreaking development, so don’t miss out!


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Find your new home with Urban Union today in our Glasgow or Edinburgh developments

Urban Union’s North Four housing development is set to redefine urban living in Edinburgh, offering families a chance to reside in a sustainable, modern, and well-designed home. The launch event at the Village Hotel provides the perfect occasion to learn more about these exceptional townhouses and take the first step toward securing your family’s future in a North Four home. Join us this Saturday and be a part of the future of sustainable living!

Click here to find out more about our homes for sale in Edinburgh. Or, if you’re more interested in the West of Scotland, head over to our developments page. This highlights our current availability, as well as future projects.

Urban Union homes are in prime locations for property investment, according to Colliers’

In their most recent report, commercial real estate firm Colliers’ have included Edinburgh and Glasgow within their top five places to invest in property within the UK. Which is great news for anyone with an Urban Union home, because that’s exactly where you can find all of our current housing developments.

Edinburgh came out on top in second place, meanwhile Glasgow ranked third, it’s first time within the top five!


Property prices and value on the rise in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Significant increases in average property price/value

Compared with 18 other cities in the UK, they were both favoured due to their strong house price growth, affordability and high EPC (energy efficiency) credentials – something which can assist you in being granted a green mortgage for your home.

Other factors which were considered included employment prospects, income inequality, business creation and broadband connectivity.

The benefit of this to you as a home owner? A prosperous city generates more interest and demand, which attracts further investment to the area meaning there will be more social spaces and eateries, as well as larger companies setting up HQ in the North.

And, if the time comes that you decide to move on, a much better valuation of your home is advertised on the property market.

But what does each city have to offer?


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Investing in property in Edinburgh

Named Best City in the World by the Time Out 2022 Index, Edinburgh boasts a diverse economy, large population, highly skilled workforce, high volume of leisure attractions, positive house price growth, low unemployment and good ESG credentials.

Great for homeowners, the city has the second-largest share of properties with an EPC rating of C and above from those reviewed – which is great for reducing energy bills. And, the city has also the third-largest green space compared with others in the report.

Compact enough to be explored on foot, Edinburgh offers a unique blend of world-leading heritage, arts and architecture, bringing together its history and new modern vibe.

And we most certainly can vouch for its popularity with the significant demand we have seen for our Pennywell Living development, of which there are only a limited number of new build one and two bedroom apartments now remaining.

Click here for the current availability within our Pennywell Living housing development.


Investing in property in Glasgow

Similar to Edinburgh, Glasgow has something on offer for everyone. From top retail destinations such as Buchanan Street and Argyll Arcade, to its iconic museums and art galleries or sights such as Glasgow Cathedral, you are never short of things to do!

Despite the average price for a flat in Glasgow increasing 35% between October 2017 and October 2022, buying and renting is much more affordable than in other larger UK cities.

Meaning you can not only enjoy everything the city has the offer, but at a much cheaper rate.

We currently have apartments and townhouses available within our Pollokshaws Living development, with prices starting at just £160,995.

Click here for the current availability within our Pollokshaws Living housing development.


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Get in touch with our sales team regarding our new builds in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Ready to invest in your new residential property and in need of some more information? Our team are on hand to discuss both our apartments and townhouse options which are currently available.

As well as this, they can provide insight into upcoming developments, should a particular area of either city peak your interest.

Pennywell to be Inspired by New Community Art

Together with the City of Edinburgh Council, award winning regeneration specialist Urban Union has appointed North Edinburgh Arts to deliver an engaging Art Strategy as part of its work at the Pennywell Living development in Edinburgh.

The strategy has community engagement at its core and will deliver three distinct outcomes: inspiring hoarding panels, a Creative Community Chest and new Pennywell Heritage/Art Trail.

Lead Artist Ross Macrae will kick start the strategy alongside a series of invited guests, who will create 10 engaging panels incorporating wayfinding and local icons to the existing hoarding around the Pennywell development. A key strand of the strategy is community engagement and local young people will have the opportunity to attend masterclass sessions with Ross and the guest artists where they will demonstrate skills and techniques in spray painting and other mediums. The workshops and artwork creation have been running since April and are expected to continue into August.

With £3,000 available through the Creative Community Chest for micro projects across the North Edinburgh Arts membership area, local charities and constituted groups will also be able to apply for one of 10 grants of up to £300 which will be used to deliver creative content for the local community. The Creative Community Chest will be managed by the One City Trust and open over the summer.

The final element will be the introduction of a heritage/art trail for Pennywell. Appointed through an open call, the selected artist will create and deliver six permanent artworks in and around the Pennywell area. With the aim of enhancing local pride, the artworks will become meeting points, way finders, conversation starters and points of connection. Local residents are invited to get involved in the process which will commence in September 2022 and over the following 12 months will include 24 engagement activities for all ages, culminating in the installation of the art in August 2023.

Neil McKay, Managing Director, Urban Union, said: “We have been an active member of the local community for the last eight years and we are pleased that our public art strategy for Pennywell is now in place. The regeneration that has already taken place in the area will only be further complemented and enhanced by these plans which will bring wider benefits.

“The key to making these three distinct programmes a success will be the involvement of the local community. The art which will be created needs to reflect the rich social heritage of the area and the character of the communities who live and work in and around the Pennywell area.

“We look forward to continuing our engagement with the local community as our Phase 3 works progress and to seeing their ideas come to life through the unique opportunity that our Arts Strategy will provide.”

Councillor Jane Meagher, Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “There is going to be so much to enjoy in North Edinburgh this summer. This programme is a real celebration of local people and all of the regeneration which has taken place.

“We’ve supported significant investment in Pennywell and Muirhouse, with new green spaces and a civic heart, brilliant sport and culture on the doorstep and plans for new community hub – plus of course hundreds of much needed, quality, affordable and social homes. It’s one of our 20 minute neighbourhood projects and you really can see the area flourishing.

“What’s been so special throughout this redevelopment is that residents have been really involved, with projects empowering people to reconnect with their area and initiatives to welcome new neighbours in. North Edinburgh Arts has been central to this and will now help us to bring permanent artworks to the area, which local people will also shape. We can’t wait to see the entries.”

Kate Wimpress, Director, North Edinburgh Arts, said: “North Edinburgh Arts has worked with Urban Union over the last eight years bringing creativity and community to each stage of the development. This has ranged from one off craft workshops, and arts activities for young people, to the development of temporary play spaces, and the permanent, much loved, Butterfly Garden on Pennywell Road. With support from Urban Union and the City of Edinburgh Council this current set of projects allow us to tap into local interests, expertise and enthusiasm once again and we look forward to sharing the results and the pride of our place with local residents, neighbours and visitors alike.”

Urban Union is developing 134 new homes and apartments as part of Phase 3 works at Pennywell Living and has been working in conjunction with the City of Edinburgh Council since 2014 to regenerate Pennywell, creating a vibrant residential area.

The extensive development is the result of a major investment of £42 million by The City of Edinburgh Council and includes £7.9 million grant funding from the Scottish Government. The project is part of the wider Council led regeneration of Pennywell and Muirhouse which has seen over £100 million invested in new homes, infrastructure, retail and community facilities.

To find out more about any of the initiatives, please contact info@urbanunionltd.co.uk.