Craigmillar Town Centre

Nomination

The population of Craigmillar fell with the decline of the economy during the 1960s and 1970s, social problems began to grow and the area became stigmatised. In response the Craigmillar Urban Design Framework was established. The 194 homes now completed have solidified the intention of this framework and the rejuvenated heart of this community.  An important principle was that existing tenants would be given the right to return to the area. The development and housing mix was designed to ensure […]

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Craigmillar Town Centre

Nomination

The population of Craigmillar fell with the decline of the economy during the 1960s and 1970s, social problems began to grow and the area became stigmatised. In response the Craigmillar Urban Design Framework was established. The 194 homes now completed have solidified the intention of this framework and the rejuvenated heart of this community.  The project has been designed to maximise the number of active frontages within the site layout; This helps to facilitate passive surveillance over the majority of […]

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Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood

Award

AK Bell, a noted philanthropist, constructed the original Housing Estate in 1923.  It provides high quality housing at mid-market rents. The new housing development provides  flexible  two bedroom homes which can  accommodate a range of  tenants  such as young ‘starter’  families, single people, downsizers, and people with physical and perceptual impairments (such as dementia) including those with a live-in carer. Adding value: We prepared a community-led Masterplan integrating new and existing housing and greenspace.. Older people were living in hard […]

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Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood

Award

AK Bell, a noted philanthropist, constructed the original Housing Estate in 1923.  It provides high quality housing at mid-market rents. The new housing development provides  flexible  two bedroom homes which can  accommodate a range of  tenants  such as young ‘starter’  families, single people, downsizers, and people with physical and perceptual impairments (such as dementia) including those with a live-in carer. Adding value: We prepared a community-led Masterplan integrating new and existing housing and greenspace.. Older people were living in hard […]

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Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood

Commendation

AK Bell, a noted philanthropist, constructed the original Housing Estate in 1923.  It provides high quality housing at mid-market rents. The new housing development provides  flexible  two bedroom homes which can  accommodate a range of  tenants  such as young ‘starter’  families, single people, downsizers, and people with physical and perceptual impairments (such as dementia) including those with a live-in carer. Adding value: We prepared a community-led Masterplan integrating new and existing housing and greenspace.. Older people were living in hard […]

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