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North Four, creating new Edinburgh Homes. Why should you make the move?

Finding the perfect place to call home is never easy, especially with so many homes to choose from, it’s important to weigh up all your options.

In this latest blog we’re highlighting Edinburgh and why we think you should consider a move there. More specifically, our North Four development – just a 20 minute commute from Edinburgh City Centre and a distance of less than three miles.



Purchasing one of our new build homes means easy access to an abundance of history and culture

History around every corner, that’s one of the first reasons to consider moving East. Edinburgh’s cobblestone streets are renowned for it. From the iconic Edinburgh Castle, to the rugged peaks of Arthur’s Seat and the closes of the Old Town, not only is the city educational but picturesque.

One of our new homes could inspire a passion for the Arts

It’s not only history that thrives in Edinburgh, art and culture are big in the city too! From world-class galleries and theatres to lively music venues and festivals, there’s always something exciting happening! And, of course, don’t forget The Fringe in August!

A new home could be your path to Academic Excellence

If you’re already forward planning for your future family or perhaps considering studying and changing your own career path, Edinburgh is home to some of the world’s most prestigious Universities. These include the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, which both have a reputation for academic excellence and research innovation.

Purchasing one of our homes in Edinburgh means access to a dynamic culinary scene

The innovation doesn’t stop with research, Edinburgh also has one of the most diverse culinary scenes around. From Michelin-starred restaurants to cosy cafes and street food markets, there’s no shortage of dining experiences to satisfy everyone.

Buy one of our four bedroom houses and join a welcoming new community

You could be enjoying all of this and everything Edinburgh has to offer with a new home at North Four! Specialists in new build, Urban Union are renowned for creating welcoming and thriving communities as well as delivering meticulously finished, carefully considered new homes.

Why Scotland’s capital city? Edinburgh exudes a warm sense of community that makes newcomers feel right at home, so unlock the door to a new home at North Four.

A new home in Edinburgh positions you well for Economic Opportunities

Finally, with a diverse economy spanning sectors such as finance, technology, tourism, and education, Edinburgh offers opportunities for you and your family in terms of career growth and professional development. From established corporations to innovative startups, the city’s thriving business scene allows you to showcase your own talents and thrive.

Feel inspired to make your move to Edinburgh and join us at North Four?

Whether you’re drawn to the rich history, the culture, the landscapes, or the promising career prospects, Edinburgh promises endless opportunities for adventure and growth for your family and North Four offers the perfect new home to facilitate this.

Currently available to reserve are our first collection of Espie four-bedroom townhouses – but act fast, as only a limited number remain available.

In total, North Four will comprise of 94 brand new homes, ranging from two to four bedroom homes, with four bedroom Espie prices starting from £350,995.

And as we launch our brand new Sales and Marketing suite this weekend, join us to find out about our unmissable Incentive Packages available on a range of Espie homes.  You can choose from Cashback or a we’ll make a contribution to the cost of selling your existing home, or we’ll help with your deposit or contribute to your LBTT costs.

Get in touch with our Sales Team today to find our more by calling 07386 651773 or e-mail

Colour inspiration for our Glasgow apartments

With just four two bedroom apartments remaining in our Pollokshaws Living development, Glasgow Southside, and the Summer holidays now here – it’s the perfect time to start on those home renovations.

Better still, for first time buyers, having the opportunity to get that step on the property ladder and begin creating their dream home.

And where does any decorating project begin? With a splash of colour on the walls! So, in this blog post, we’ll be highlighting some top choices when it comes to interiors and refreshing your home.


colour ideas for city apartments

1/ Coral for bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms

A warming orange/ pink blend, coral looks great within bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms and can be easily combined with neutrals, golds, pinks, blues and greens. Go for a retro vibe or a modern luxe style.


using blue in an apartment for feature walls

2/ Cobalt Blue for feature walls

Or, if you’re looking for more of a feature wall arrangement then the use of a single Cobalt Blue wall or darker shade can be effective. Fairly versatile, when it comes to styling, it goes well with black, navy, white, camel, red, orange, and green.

For further inspiration, check out this apartment transformation from one of our current homeowners.


olive green popular colour amongst homeowners in glasgow

3/ Olive Green or Mint Green for summer apartment interiors

Another great choice is Olive Green or Mint Green, which have both been popular this year and can assist in creating a calming atmosphere in your home.

Pairing well with dark blue, pastel shades, or even silver.

two bedroom apartments in great location near glasgow city centre

Interested in purchasing one of our last remaining apartments?

Conveniently located minutes from the heart of Glasgow’s Southside and just a short train journey from Glasgow City Centre, Pollokshaws Living has been one of our most popular developments.

If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch with our Sales Team directly on 07498 057112 or e-mail

Customer highlight: showing the potential of our new build apartments

With only a few apartments now remaining within our Pollokshaws Living (Glasgow Southside) and Pennywell Living(Edinburgh/ Leith) developments it seemed the right time to highlight the potential of our new builds, with the help of Laurieston Living homeowner

Having now recently sold their current two bedroom apartment, upgrading to one of our new townhouse options at Laurieston Living, they are the perfect example of ways in which a blank canvas can be turned in to your dream home. As the following images will show.


affordable first time buyer homes in pollokshaws Glasgow

From new first time buyer to interior expert

This homeowner moved in to their two bedroom apartment as a first time buyer in 2020, opting not to choose from our range of pre-fitted flooring prior to moving in.

Walls at the time were freshly plastered and white throughout and since then they have brought in a dark palette of blues and blacks, even utilising ceiling areas to make the property their own. As well as installing light oak flooring and grey carpets between the hallway/ kitchen/ dining area and bedrooms.

This combined with carefully selected furniture and accessories has made for a unique and contemporary living space.


Ample natural lighting sources, combined with energy efficient lighting

All of which is further complemented by the natural lighting source provided by our full height windows, which feature throughout the open plan living space and bedroom areas.

As well as this, energy efficient lighting is installed throughout our apartments, meaning you are not only saving on your energy bills but contributing to a more sustainable future.


New bathrooms with shower over bath facilities

Moving on to our bathrooms, all apartments are supplied part tiled as standard with shower over bath facilities provided in all. choose to expand on this when moved in by painting the walls and also adding additional Carrara Marble tiles to complement the Slate Grey already in place.

Spacious and versatile living arrangements

However the most commendable feature by the homeowner is their use of space throughout the home, which cannot go unnoticed. Clever furniture arrangements have created a flow throughout the apartment, as well as resourceful use of corner areas to facilitate home working.

All of this combined makes for a unique new home for the new owner and highlights the true potential of what a new build home can become if you have the vision and creativity.

first time buyer opportunity for new build homes in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Interested in purchasing a new build Urban Union apartment?

If you can now see the potential of a new build Urban Union apartment and are keen to make a viewing appointment, please get in touch with our Sales team directly.

Pollokshaws Living has both one and two bedroom apartments available, meanwhile one bedroom apartment remains at Pennywell Living – we suggest getting in touch as soon as possible.

Pollokshaws Living: 07498 057112 or

Pennywell Living: 07940 992182 or

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?


residential property to invest in within Edinburgh

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.


new build investment property

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.

Sell out for Phase 3 launch at Laurieston Living, Glasgow

Laurieston Living continues to be one of our most popular housing developments to date, having lived up to expectation when it came to the initial launch of our Phase 3 homes.

Hopeful homeowners began queuing as early as 6am outside our Sales & Marketing Suite, four hours prior to opening!

By the end of the day we were happy to confirm a 100% reservation rate on the latest release, with a grand total of 23 new build apartments (early bird reservations) and 13 townhouse style homes, with our new residents set to make their move in summer 2023.


More about Laurieston Living Phase 3

However if you feel you’ve missed out this time round, there will be more opportunities to buy within the development in the coming months.

In total we will be providing 191 new homes and apartments to the area bounded by Eglinton Street, Gorbals Street, Norfolk Street and Cumberland Street within Phase 3, providing a mixture of apartments and three/four bedroom homes.

Click here for more information on Laurieston Living Phase 3.

search for your new build property in either Glasgow or Edinburgh

Still looking for your new home in Glasgow or Edinburgh?

If you’ve missed out on our Laurieston release, we still have a number of new homes for sale within both Pennywell Living and Pollokshaws Living.

With prices starting at just £160,995, choose from our range of energy efficient one and two bedroom apartments, as well as four and five bedroom homes.

Click here for more information regarding our new build homes and to register your interest.

Introducing Hamiltonhill Living – 600 new homes in Glasgow


A collaborative partnership between Queens Cross Housing Association, Hamiltonhill Living is the latest housing development announced by our team at Urban Union.

Assisting in the regeneration of the Hamiltonhill area of Glasgow, we will be delivering a total of 600 new homes – 50% of which will be available for rent through the housing association and the other 50% will be available for private sale.

Comprising of a variety of different house types, we will be aiming to meet the needs of a wide range of diverse lifestyles and budgets, from first-time buyers to growing families.

Our specification includes apartments and terraced housing, all in close proximity of Glasgow City Centre.

The regeneration of the area will be delivered over a 10 year period, split over four phases, having initially launched in August 2022.


Urban Union providing more properties within the Hamiltonhill area of Glasgow

The housing development site explained

Pictured above is how the location of our development looks currently. Situated along the canal corridor within North Glasgow, Hamiltonhill neighbours Sighthill, Dundashill, Cowlairs, Ruchill Hospital and Maryhill Locks.

An under developed area of the city, we hope to regenerate the site and bring a real community feel along with our housing.

This will be done through collaborative projects, as well as the build of three new local parks in Hamiltonhill (a separate contract set to complete in Summer 2023) – creating attractive open and safe green spaces for children to enjoy and parents to socialise.


North Glasgow property Development providing affordable housing

A word from our MD on Hamiltonhill Living

Neil McKay, managing director of Urban Union, said: “It’s great to see work get underway at our new development at Hamiltonhill as we continue to meet the growing demand for a diverse mix of high-quality, affordable houses in the area.

“We expect Hamiltonhill to be a popular development, with lots of exciting future improvements planned for the community. I’d urge people to register their interest now to avoid disappointment.”

Rona Anderson, Director of Property, Enterprise and Regeneration of Queens Cross Housing Association said: “The plans for Hamiltonhill will transform the area into a 21st Century neighbourhood, with spacious homes set amongst gardens and parkland, and excellent connections to the city centre.

“We can’t wait to see the first phase taking shape.”


semi detached house and apartment property available for sale in glasgow


Register your interest for Hamiltonhill Living

If you are interested in owning a property within this new development, please click here to register your interest.

With work starting early next year, a member of our sales and marketing team will soon be in touch to discuss the homes that we have available.

Apartments for sale at Pollokshaws Living

With Glasgow’s Southside gaining a lot of attention in recent years it’s been inevitable that there will be more people searching for homes. However there is a negative side to this – increased house prices due to demand. That is when the Urban Union team saw the opportunity to develop affordable housing in nearby Pollokshaws, which allows homeowners to enjoy the locality but at a fraction of a cost.

Simply moving that short 5/ 10 minute distance from Shawland’s main stretch, Kilmarnock Road, can make all the difference.

New build one and two bedroom apartments available within Glasgow's Southside

One and two bedroom apartments available

Whether you are a first time buyer or a couple, you can be rest assured that your new home will be provided to you at a below average price compared to other properties within the area.

Not only do they look great, but our new homes follow a modern specification which makes them highly energy efficient and helps to reduce energy bills going forward.

We’ve also catered to the lack of space traditionally associated to apartments by including fitted wardrobes and dedicated utility space within our one and two bedroom apartment options.

And they are provided to you as a completely blank canvas, meaning you can easily make one your dream home.


The area local to our Pollokshaws Living development

However, if our apartment options alone are not selling the development to you, then perhaps the area will.

Pollokshaws Living is nestled in a quaint area of Pollokshaws, sitting just off any main traffic routes, meaning you can enjoy an easy commute but not have to worry about noise disruption throughout the day.

Nearby is the Auldhouse Retail Park, which houses leading brand such as Homebase, Costa Coffee and Aldi. You can also enjoy the independent boutiques and eateries that nearby Shawlands has to offer.

Or, if you would prefer a day in the city, the are is catered to with frequent public bus links, as well as local rail services via Pollokshaws West train station.

For more information on what there is to see and do, check out our blog – why buy a home in Pollokshaws, Glasgow South?


New build townhouses available in Pollokshaws Glasgow

Get in touch with our sales team

Feeling inspired to make the move? If you’re interested in making a reservation or simply just finding out more regarding our one and two bedroom apartments, please get in touch with our sales team via or phone 07498 057112.

And for those with larger families, as well as our apartments, we also have 3 four bedroom townhouse plots currently available at Pollokshaws – plot 101, 102 &104

Why buy a home in Pollokshaws, Glasgow South?


The perfect mix of urban living and suburban life, Pollokshaws is fast growing in popularity and seeing increasing demand from homeowners and first time buyers looking to move in to the area.

Located in Glasgow’s south side, we ourselves have a housing development in the vicinity, where we are providing affordable home solutions for singles and growing families.

But what is so good about the area and why should you buy one of our new homes in Pollokshaws Living?


Houses for sale glasgow south close to city centre

Enjoy living close to Glasgow City Centre

Located just 15/ 20 mins from Glasgow City Centre, living in Pollokshaws means you can enjoy a quick and easy commute to work, thanks to a great selection of public transport and motorway links available.

This means that popular entertainment venues, like The SSE Hydro and SECC are almost on your doorstep. Meanwhile the Scottish National Stadium, Hampden Park, is just a short walking distance from the area.

And, with all the hassle taken out of day trips or night events, your social life can only benefit from it.


Enjoy a local cafe close to your home in Pollokshaws Glasgow

An abundance of local cafes and restaurants to enjoy

Or, if you’re looking to stay a little closer to home, Pollokshaws is neighbouring the trendy area of Shawlands which boasts a multi-cultured and bustling local community.

Residents all actively support local businesses within the area, and for this reason there are a large number of independently owned bakeries, bars, cafes and restaurants to visit.

Cafe Strange Brew, The Glad Cafe and Church on the Hill are just a few to name.


Pollok Country Park, close to Pollokshaws Living

Great walks close to home

And for the outdoor types/ dog owners, there are plenty of local parks and green space to enjoy.

From Pollok Country Park to Queen’s Park, as well as Rouken Glen further afield, you will not be short of adventure.

As well as this, there are a number of cultural sites locally, such as the free to enter and recently renovated Burrell Collection.


Silverburn Shopping centre, close to new homes at Pollokshaws Living

Large shopping destinations on your doorstep

However, if shopping is more your pastime of choice, you have the option to visit Silverburn Shopping centre – housing some of the UK and Europe’s leading brand names locally.

The site also plays host to Cineworld, Scotland’s first IMAX with Laser screen, as well as Pure Gym and Pure Spa & Beauty.


New build townhouses for sale within Pollokshaws Glasgow

View our apartments and townhouses for sale in Glasgow South

Feeling like this may be the move for you?

Expected to complete in early 2023, we have a range of new build apartments and townhouses currently available to reserve off plan within our current phase of works at Pollokshaws Living.

Prices start at just £165,995 for our one and two bedroom apartments, meanwhile our four bedroom family townhouses are available for a fixed priced of £305,995 and come with their own private garden.