Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell visits new Edinburgh development

20 March 2019

three people in site safety clothing and hard hats smiling at the camera

Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell MSP visited the new Imperial Heights development in Edinburgh hosted by NHBC, to see how developer Bellway is providing much needed new homes for the area.

The development is a mixture of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments about a mile from the city centre.

Ms Campbell was shown around the site by NHBC and Bellway representatives seeing completed homes ready to be lived in, those still under construction and finding out about the construction process onsite.

Talking about her visit, the Cabinet Secretary said:

“Everyone deserves a warm, safe place to call home. It gives people a sense of belonging and creates strong, vibrant and connected communities.

“We are determined to increase and accelerate housing supply across all tenures and support the industry to deliver their housing priorities with quality homes in mixed communities that fit local needs.

“I am pleased to see at first-hand developments that are already being delivered across the country and I look forward to seeing the completed homes at Imperial Heights and the difference they will make to the lives of the people who will live in them.”

Malcolm MacLeod, NHBC Regional Director added:

“We were very pleased to be able to arrange the visit and show Ms Campbell around this exciting new development. These homes will help people and families get onto the housing ladder in a vibrant city.

“NHBC cares passionately about build quality and helping the industry in Scotland. All homes built at the development will also benefit from the 10-year NHBC Buildmark warranty.”

Iain Allison, Regional Director Bellway Homes Ltd (Scotland East), said:

“Imperial Heights is an innovative development which showcases how new build homes can enhance an existing area, not just by using materials and designs sympathetic to the existing traditional homes surrounding it but by introducing landscaping features and courtyards. 

“Our residents were very much at the forefront of our minds when we were planning the apartments, which are designed to maximise the views of Arthur’s Seat and the Pentland Hills and offer useful communal cycle racks.

“We were also proud to support Edinburgh City Council’s Golden Share scheme, enabling them to offer a number of apartments at a reduced price to qualifying local people who would not otherwise have been able to afford to live there.”