Robertson Partnership Homes affordable social housing Dumbryden Edinburgh

Dumbryden Gardens, Edinburgh


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Affordable housing
City of Edinburgh Council
August 2023
114 weeks
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Affordable, sustainable and accessible homes

The City of Edinburgh Council’s affordable housebuilding programme continued with the construction of a further 49 new affordable and energy efficient homes on a brownfield site at Dumbryden Gardens in Wester Hailes. This Phase 2 projects follows 49 homes completed at Dumbryden Drive in 2019.

This development is part of the City of Edinburgh Council's housing building programme which, along with housing association partners, will contribute to the delivery of 20,000 new homes across the city by 2027.

35 homes 

for social rent

14 homes 

for mid-market rent


wheelchair-accessible homes

Sustainable construction to meet net zero targets

We have constructed the homes to highly energy efficient designs, to help the City of Edinburgh Council achieve their net zero carbon target and future proof their housing stock. These features will keep energy bills low for the residents, underlining the Council's commitment to the natural environment and the wellbeing of its communities.

  • Solar panels 
  • A-rated combination boilers 
  • Enhanced external wall design to achieve U-value 0.19W/m2K 
  • Enhanced ceiling & floor construction to achieve U-value 0.13W/m2k
  • Low-e double glazed windows 
  • Increased loft insulation at a depth of 300mm 
  • LED lighting 
  • Low energy mechanical extraction 
  • EV charging points 

Long-lasting community impact

Working in the heart of the community, we recognise the important part we play to create and generate social impact, helping to leave a legacy for years to come.

  • £5.95m total social value generated.
  • £1m spent on local supply chain.
  • £4.6m spent with SMEs and micro businesses.
  • 6 apprenticeship weeks.
  • 60 hours career mentoring for under-24-year-olds.
  • 1 long-term unemployed taken on in FTE role.
  • £2000 donations to local community.


The project was procured through Scape's Major Works Scotland framework with an NEC3 contract.