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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 have received planning consent to build 94 new homes for sale at the popular Pennywell Living development in North Edinburgh, near the Scottish capital.

The new homes will form the fourth and final phase of the development and work is scheduled to begin in April 2023. The construction of Phase 4 is set to support various direct and indirect jobs through Urban Union, its sub-contractors and suppliers, in addition to supporting a number of full-time apprenticeships.


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Providing energy efficient new build homes in Edinburgh

Pennywell Living forms a major part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s long term regeneration plans in North Edinburgh, which aims to deliver close to 1000 mixed tenure homes alongside enhanced local amenities. Urban Union has already delivered 585 new mixed tenure homes, with 315 nearing completion at Phase 3 alone. The aim is to replace inadequate housing and infrastructure with a mixed sustainable development consisting of 778 new homes, 228 for social rent, 136 for mid-market rent and 414 for private sale.

In response to recent changes in the energy market and government policy direction, Pennywell Phase 4 will deliver net zero carbon homes. This will be achieved through a fabric-first approach featuring well-insulated external envelopes supplemented by environmentally friendly technology. Natural gas is removed as an energy source and replaced with air-source heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, and a decentralised mechanical ventilation system for energy-efficient dwellings.

Located only a few miles from Edinburgh city centre, Pennywell Living 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 in the area, the development is perfect for young professionals and families alike.


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The community benefit of Urban Union new build developments

In addition to providing new homes, Urban Union and the City of Edinburgh Council are working closely with the local Pennywell community to provide new opportunities for residents. Most recently the ‘Creative Community Chest’ which was launched in October 2022. The £3,000 fund aims to support micro projects in the community that deliver creative and engaging content for locals.


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Neil McKay Managing Director at Urban Union, said: “We are delighted that plans for Phase 4 at Pennywell Living have been approved and we can start construction in April 2023. Due to excellent past sales success at Pennywell Living and the popularity of the properties at the development, we are not expecting these homes to be around for long. Because of this, we encourage potential buyers to reach out to the Urban Union team for more information on the next phase.

“Prospective buyers will be amazed by the spacious accommodation.  Pennywell Living can offer including the comforts and efficiencies you would expect from a brand-new home and so much more.”

Graeme Nicholls, Director of Graeme Nicholls Architects, said: “We’ve enjoyed working closely with Urban Union to design this scheme for 94 Net-Zero Carbon houses for private sale for the fourth and final phase of their significant housing-led regeneration of the Pennywell neighbourhood, in North Edinburgh. The site layout features terraced rows with private front and back gardens arranged around shared central green spaces. The new homes will be constructed with high-quality materials including red-toned brick, matching previous phases. Each of the energy-efficient homes have been designed with flexibility in mind, with layouts able to accommodate a variety of lifestyles and include home-working spaces. We are excited to see the project start on site soon and cannot wait to see the final results.”

Every Urban Union home is highly energy efficient and is completed with all the features necessary for modern life, including high-quality, fully integrated kitchens and bathrooms, plenty of storage space and spacious living areas perfect for those looking for a place to call home.


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Interested in purchasing a home within Phase 4 of the development?

If you are keen to make the move, the last few one and two bedroom apartments are currently available to reserve for just £99 from Phase 3 of the Pennywell Living development – ideal for any first time buyer!

However, if you would like to wait for our Phase 4 release, make sure to register your interest to keep in the know and be one of the first to hear of any updates from our Sales Team.

For further information, call 07940 992182 or email pennywellliving@urbanunionltd.co.uk