11, March 2016: Ballantynes are delighted to announce two significant sales and marketing appointments with Urban Union. The regeneration specialists have appointed Ballantynes to manage the sale of over 200 private residential properties at two of their flagship developments in Edinburgh and Perth.

Ballantynes will manage Phase 2 of the popular Pennywell Living, in the North of Edinburgh. The development consists of 177 residential homes, with 102 of those for private sale, and comprises one and two bedroom apartments as well as two, three, and four bedroom homes. The sales launch is anticipated to take place in spring 2016, following the completion of Phase 1.

The second development is in the Muirton area of Perth and will be called Muirton Living. The development will offer 203 residential units of which 101 will be for private sale, comprising apartments, terraced and semi-detached living. Muirton Living will launch in summer 2016.

Both developments offer a high standard of modern, energy efficient homes at an affordable level, whilst regenerating the local areas.

Rory Ballantyne, Head of Edinburgh office commented: “We are delighted to be working with Urban Union on not one but two significant new home sites. Not only are we delighted to be entering into Phase 2 at Pennywell and continuing the hard work already undertaken, but we are excited by the challenge of providing a significant number of new homes in the heart of Perth”.

Gordon McKenzie, Director of New Homes also said: “Having recently joined Ballantynes, this is exactly the instructions I was looking forward to working on. We certainly hope to cement our working relationship with the partners of Urban Union and work on similar projects going forward.”

Craig Kidd, from Urban Union, added: “This year looks set to be an exciting one for Urban Union as we prepare for Phase 2 of Pennywell Living as well as the launch of our new development at Muirton in Perth. We are pleased to have Ballantynes on board — they bring with them a wealth of property experience and knowledge and we look forward to working in partnership with them on these new projects.”

For further information on the next phase of Pennywell Living, Edinburgh or to register your interest in Muirton Living, Perth please contact Ballantynes on 0131 459 2222.

Ballantynes Surveyors & Estate Agents


For further information on Urban Union please contact: Stacey Bridges on 0131 556 6649 [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

Urban Union

Urban Union is a unique partnership formed, by McTaggart Construction and Robertson Group Holdings, to specifically deliver large scale regeneration projects. Both partners have a proven track record in delivering mixed tenure projects and working to deliver ‘community benefits in procurement’ in Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield. Urban Union is currently delivering two large scale regeneration projects — Laurieston Living, Glasgow and Pennywell Living, Edinburgh. The consortium supports the priority given to targeted recruitment, training and supply chain opportunities presented by the Pennywell project. Both Urban Union partners have extensive regeneration experience and share a common view on social responsibility.

Pennywell Living is the result of a major investment of £42 million by The City of Edinburgh Council’s 21st Century Homes programme, delivering 356 new social and mid-market rent homes for the Council, alongside 363 new properties for private sale.



Ballantynes is a family firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate agents with offices in both Edinburgh’s West End and York Place in Perth. Ballantynes has a particular emphasis on providing residential estate agency and property management solutions to private clients and the development community.

In addition the firm provides Property & Estate Management Services, Planning & Development Advice, Sales, Purchases and Valuations of Commercial, Industrial and Rural Property, Property Lettings as well as Environmental and Waste Management Consultancy.