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Dunedin Canmore to deliver more affordable homes for older people

Work is underway on 31 new homes in East Lothian for the over-55s.

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The development, in Musselburgh, is part of a drive to help older people live independently in their homes for longer.

Work began in April and comes after Phase 1 at Eskmills which saw 31 flats built, also for over-55s. The homes for Phase 2 are being built for Dunedin Canmore by Hart Builders, part of the Cruden Group, and are on schedule for completion in July 2017. 

Dunedin Canmore Chief Executive Ewan Fraser said:

“These new homes will provide much needed affordable housing for the over-55 age group. 

“Our homes for over-55s are designed to be homes for life, so if tenants develop higher health and social care needs then additional support can be provided with no need for people to move into sheltered accommodation.

“It is an innovative alternative that allows people to continue an independent lifestyle.”

The amenity flats, for social rent, will have lift access and a facility to connect to the council’s telecare emergency call system. Residents will also have use of a laundry drying room and resident parking.

Dunedin Canmore, part of Wheatley Group, provides 6,000 homes for social and mid-market rent in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

The development, being part-funded by a £1.26 million Scottish Government grant, is in Musselburgh town centre, close to all major amenities including the Musselburgh to Edinburgh rail link.

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