The city of Edinburgh council has appointed GRAHAM, Miller Homes and Panacea Property Development to deliver Meadowbank housing development, a multi-million-pound regeneration project in Edinburgh
The partnership of contractors, known as the Edinburgh Meadowbank Group (EDMB), was formally approved by the council’s finance and resources committee on 3rd March 2022. The Meadowbank housing development will create one of the capital’s “greenest neighbourhoods”: incorporating low-car, low-carbon infrastructure and energy efficient homes.
The EDMB, alongside EMA Architects, will begin design and pre-construction works by early 2023. Construction work on the site, which is adjacent to the new Meadowbank Sports Centre off London Road, will begin shortly afterwards.
An affordable and accessible mixed-use regeneration project
600 new mixed tenure homes will be available for sale and rent with least 35% of homes reserved for affordable rent. A number of homes will be fully adapted for wheelchair users to ensure accessibility.
The Edinburgh housing project will include space for commercial and community uses and a proposal has been made for a GP surgery.
Using the industrial and sporting heritage as inspiration, the landscaping team will provide new active travel routes through to Restalrig.
EDMB and the council are committed to benefitting the local community
In partnership with the council, EDMB has committed to helping the local economy by offering seven new apprenticeship positions and 14 new job opportunities. They have also agreed to donate £100,000 to support the important work of local community groups.
John McDonald, the managing director of GRAHAM investment projects said:
“GRAHAM and the partners of the EDMB Group are delighted to have been named as the City of Edinburgh Council’s development partner to help transform this area of the city. Our vision for the project is to create a ‘sustainable community’ in every sense.
“We are focused on working collaboratively with the Council and local community to create a vibrant, safe and sustainable new neighbourhood where people are proud to live, work and socialise. We have prioritised quality placemaking within our proposals and have developed intelligent solutions that will respond to climate change and help to address fuel poverty through low carbon, energy efficient systems.”
‘The ambition of the EDMB Group is to develop a sustainable community that is renowned for high quality homes, public realm and amenities’
Neil Gaffney regional operations director for Miller Homes commented:
“Miller Homes is proud to be a part of the EDMB Group, and we are excited about bringing our proven record of exemplary house building and customer service excellence to the Meadowbank development. The ambitious project will help to meet the needs of local people and the community of the Meadowbank area of the city, and we look forward to creating high quality homes for families of all sizes.”
Managing director of Panacea property development Gareth Riddell said:
“Panacea has built an enviable portfolio of residential sites across the UK, and we believe that we can add real value to this major development scheme in Meadowbank. The ambition of the EDMB Group is to develop a sustainable community that is renowned for high quality homes, public realm and amenities which maximise the health and wellbeing of the residents.”
Finance and resource convener councillor Rob Munn added:
“Strong and extensive scrutiny has gone into this procurement process to get us to this point. We’ve discussed this at committee today and agree that we have a pre-development partner in place that shares our vision while also offering us best value. We now want to deliver more affordable housing and space for retail businesses, while we hope to provide a much-needed GP surgery to benefit everyone within the local community.”