Shoosmiths advises Dunedin Canmore Housing on £3.4m deal

The social housing real estate team from Shoosmiths has advised Dunedin Canmore Housing on the phase 2 acquisition of their social housing development in Eskmills, Musselburgh.

Dunedin Canmore, part of Wheatley Group, is a non-profit making charity and leading provider of social housing in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. They are a Registered Social Landlord, regulated by The Scottish Housing Regulator. The development, in Musselburgh, is part of a drive to help older people live independently in their homes for longer.

Shoosmiths Social Housing team has a long standing relationship with Dunedin Canmore, having acted for them in excess of 15 years. In 2012 the team advised on the first phase of development which saw 31 amenity flats built on the site.

The second phase of the project will build a further 31 homes that will be provided to the over 55s as an alternative to traditional sheltered housing. Head of Social Housing in Scotland partner, Janette Speed led the deal supported by associate Laura Bloxham.

Penny Turnbull, development manager for the Dunedin Canmore Group, said: “We have worked with the team at Shoosmiths for a number of years and they have a great reputation in the region for providing specialist social housing advice in relation to property transactions and so they were the obvious choice when we were looking for a law firm to advise on this development”