Perth development recognised for affordable housing excellence

An affordable housing development in Perth has been named the best in Scotland.

Perth development recognised for affordable housing excellence

The Urban Union team picking up the award

Muirton Living, which is being delivered by Urban Union, scooped the Affordable Housing Development of the Year award at this year’s Scottish Home Awards – seeing off competition from across the country.

Sponsored by Priory Bridge, the category recognises house builders who have committed to delivering an impeccable standard of built for purpose, affordable homes.

Muirton Living, which is the final phase of the redevelopment of the Muirton area in the north of the city, hosts 203 affordable homes. At Muiton Living, Urban Union has created a unique community that puts residents at the forefront, delivering homes that are fit for purpose available for both private sale and as affordable housing.

Neil McKay, managing director, Urban Union, said: “We are extremely proud that Muirton Living has been chosen as this year’s Affordable Housing Development of the Year. From Muirton Living’s inception, we have put the needs of local residents at the heart of every decision, allowing us to ensure the delivery of homes that appropriately represent the needs of the community.

“The team at Urban Union have all worked so hard to bring Muirton Living to the area, so it’s fantastic to see the team be recognised with this incredible accolade.”

Stuart Bishop, architectural director at Barton Willmore, said: “It’s great to see the Muirton Park scheme recognised in the Affordable Housing Development of the Year category. We are proud of the work we delivered, which involved architecture and town planning services, including landscape design and masterplanning. We have a track record in community-led regeneration projects and helping our partners create beautiful new spaces that are affordable for people to buy and enjoy.”

Now in its 12th year, the Scottish Home Awards commend excellence in new build housing with a focus on design, innovation, marketing and customer care. This year’s ceremony was held in Glasgow where nearly 700 industry professionals attended.

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