The £772,000 development at Cuiken Terrace will create eight two-bedroom flats and two one-bedroom flats, built in two blocks, which will all be for rent through the housing association.
Sustainable features include solar-powered hot water systems and enhanced insulation, enabling homes to achieve a 15 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions against current Building Regulations. The development is set to be completed in March 2011.
“This development will deliver ten desperately-needed affordable homes in an area of Midlothian where there is a particular shortage,” said Melville Chief Executive Andrew Noble. “We appreciate the hard work of Lovell and are extremely grateful for the continued support of both Midlothian Council and the Scottish Government, whose help and funding have made this project possible.”
“These energy-efficient homes will help meet the demand for high-quality affordable housing locally,” says Lovell regional director Alan Taylor. “Lovell has a strong track record in delivering sustainable housing and we are delighted to be using that expertise to work with Melville Housing Association to build these much-needed new properties.”