Places for People



Mid-market rent investment to deliver 1000 new homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced a multi-million pound investment in a mid-market rent scheme that will deliver 1000 new homes across Scotland.

Published 19 June 2018

Places for People targets UK private rented sector with £300m joint venture

Places for People has entered into a £330m joint venture with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire a range of private rented residential assets.

Published 1 June 2018

£75m Engine Yard transformation revealed in new images

New images have been released  which show the extent the £75 million Engine Yard development will transform a 4.5 acre neglected brownfield site on Leith Walk, providing much needed housing in a new community close to Edinburgh city centre.

Published 28 May 2018

Avant Homes purchases Armadale site for £21m development

Stirling-based homebuilder Avant Homes has been granted planning permission to build 110 new homes at a £21 million development in Armadale, West Lothian.

Published 6 February 2018

Third phase of Granton Waterfront housing plans submitted

Places for People has submitted plans to the City of Edinburgh Council to build 89 new homes by Granton Waterfront.

Published 20 June 2017

Esh Border Construction unveils new social housing framework partnerships

Esh Border Construction has announced a raft of new multi-million pound framework partnerships within Scotland's social housing sector.

Published 11 May 2017

Housing minister hails increase in affordable housing approvals

New statistics revealing the number of affordable home approvals in Scotland show good early progress towards delivering the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the next five years, according to housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 13 September 2016

Places for People’s credit rating downgraded in wake of its ‘continued diversification’

Moody’s has downgraded its credit rating for housing association Places for People (PfP) citing concerns over the “varied risks” involved with the landlord’s increasing expansion into non social housing businesses.

Published 26 July 2016

£300m deal to create 2,000 new Aberdeen homes is a first for Scotland

Places for People has signed a pioneering partnership with Aberdeen City Council which will create 2,000 new homes in the city with the potential to build a further 1,000 properties.

Published 23 March 2016

Aberdeen City Council appoints housing development partner

Aberdeen City Council has selected a preferred bidder for a £300 million partnership deal to deliver a step change in the supply of housing.

Published 9 October 2015

Falkirk pension fund affordable homes investment hailed as a ‘trailblazer’

Falkirk Council’s Local Government Pension Scheme Fund has awarded fund manager Hearthstone Investments £30 million to invest in social and affordable housing in Scotland.

Published 8 June 2015

Hundreds more affordable homes planned through £25m charitable bond

The Scottish Government is investing £25 million next year in charitable bonds that could lead to up to 450 affordable homes being built, social justice secretary Alex Neil confirmed today.

Published 3 December 2014