Council housing building programme update

COVID-19 update – Council house building programme: construction sites re-opening

On the 28 May the Scottish Government confirmed that the construction industry was able to restart again on a phased basis. The reopening of the construction industry is welcomed news and will mean our contractors will be able to continue building much needed affordable housing for the City. 

Council housebuilding projects:

Project Name

Main Contractor

Project Description

Craigmillar Town Centre


194 affordable homes

Pennywell Phase 3

Urban Union

315 new homes (181 affordable, 134 private sale)

Pennywell Town Centre

Robertson Partnership Homes

148 affordable homes

Crewe Road Gardens

Robertson Partnership Homes

26 affordable homes

North Sighthill


316 new homes (184 affordable, 132 private sale)

Fountainbridge Enabling Works


Utility diversions in advance of main works contract

We are working closely with contractors to put in place working practices to keep site staff and local communities safe from the spread of COVID-19. Robertson Partnership Homes has created the helpful video below to demonstrate the practices they are putting in place on sites to protect their staff and communities

We will continue to monitor and adapt our processes in-line with any changes in guidance issued from the Scottish Government and construction industry. If you have any questions please contact us by email