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PoLHA wins commendation for development of Heron Place

The Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has won a commendation at the Herald Property Awards 2022 in the Affordable Housing Development of the Year category (sponsored by NHBC) for its Heron Place development.

Heron Place was also shortlisted for the Scottish Home Awards 2022 and nominated for Architecture: Regeneration Heron Place at the Scottish Design Awards 2022.

The development located in Granton Harbor consists of 46 social housing units, including two wheelchair accessible apartments, and 58 mid-rent housing units. The construction and design team consisted of CCG (Scotland) Ltd, architects Hackland and Dore, structural engineer Bayne Stevenson Associates Ltd and M&E engineer The Keenan Consultancy.

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2022 recognized the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful builders, developers, agents, interior designers and registered social landlords. The awards took place on Thursday September 29 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow.

The Affordable Housing Development of the Year category was open to registered social housing providers, associations, trusts or public bodies in partnership with a local community and/or rental and/or condominium developer. The judges were looking for evidence of how the development has positively impacted the lives of local residents and contributed to the regeneration of the area. The use of sustainable building materials and techniques was taken into account, as well as the impact of the development on the local environment.

Heather Kiteley, Managing Director of PoLHA Group, said: “We are proud that Heron Place is thriving within the waterfront community of Granton with sustainable, affordable homes and brilliant communities. Receiving a commendation for Best Affordable Housing Development at the Herald Property Awards in addition to our shortlist at the Scottish Home Awards 2022 is incredibly rewarding.