As part of New Homes Week Unlocked, we look at how buying a home is so much more than just the property you choose, it’s the community in which you will live.
Don’t Just Choose a Home – Choose a Community!
When choosing to buy a new build home you will no doubt have a checklist of what you’re looking for. But have you considered the kind of community you’ll be a part of?
At Urban Union we specialise in not only delivering outstanding new homes, but regenerating communities. With four developments ongoing in Scotland – Laurieston Living and Pollokshaws Living in Glasgow, Pennywell Living in Edinburgh and Muirton Living in Perth, our ambitious developments deliver homes where they are most needed and in doing so we support local communities and enhance the lives of those who live there.
We create homes that provide a mix of terraces and apartments in a variety of different house types suitable to first-time buyers and growing families alike. In addition to one and two-bedroom apartments, our developments include two, three, four and five-bedroom terraced homes. Everyone from young professionals to families can enjoy a modern and stylish home at an affordable price.
Established in 2011 with the aim of working in Glasgow, similar regeneration opportunities followed, and we now deliver housing in key regeneration areas across Scotland.
With a track record in delivering critical regeneration projects to support the demand for high quality, affordable homes we provide an opportunity for people to join the property ladder in city centre locations. New sustainable mixed tenure communities are facilitated through the provision of new housing, community facilities, green space and, where appropriate, commercial units. Our developments combine superior architecture, urban design and spacious, flexible accommodation.
The heart of a community
Community engagement is at the heart of our plans and our aim is to build relationships with the local communities to ensure the homes we build are to the benefit of the people of the cities in which we have developments.
Various jobs are created during the construction phase of the project, with Urban Union committed to providing employment opportunities for local people.
We have successfully delivered hundreds of homes at our developments and are putting that award-winning experience to good use as we support ongoing regeneration.
Embedded in our developments is the link to local community, for example connecting the community by supporting the Citizen’s Theatre, local school children helping to plant trees at the Pennywell Nature Garden, celebrating local heroes with our Living Legends arts project at Laurieston, and running young apprenticeship programmes links to local schools and colleges across all of our Projects.
Commitment to exceptional design
We work with architects who have an ongoing commitment to creating high quality, crafted architecture, public realm and landscape that is embedded and connected to its local and wider context. We ensure that our regeneration projects benefit the local landscape and community, so our sites feature green spaces and a mix of accommodation, with potential for commercial opportunities and retail outlets.
Help to Buy
The range of properties are competitively priced and are suitable for a wide variety of needs and budgets. Most include outdoor space and the flexibility for home working.
Prices start from just £105,000, and large proportion of homes at the development are eligible for the new First Home Fund, which enables first-time buyers to purchase their home with only a five percent deposit.
We enjoy welcoming residents to the area to start the next chapter of their lives and becoming part of a thriving community.