Hillcrest secures £50m funding for its biggest development programme ever


19th August 2020

Hillcrest Homes continues to develop new homes and is currently half way through the largest development programme in their history.

Nearly 300 homes were handed over in the year to March 2020 with a further 600 plus on site. In a three year period, Hillcrest will let for an affordable rent almost 2,000 new homes which have been built to an exceptionally high standard.

Hillcrest worked with ATFS and RBS to secure a private finance deal at extremely competitive rates to ensure that their rents can continue to remain affordable during such an ambitious development programme. This was a recently released project from Royal Bank of Scotland for £50 million, split into two equal tranches of fixed and variable money of £25 million each.

Angela Linton, Hillcrest Homes chief executive said “We are delighted to work in partnership with our long-term partner Royal Bank of Scotland to secure the £50 million. Although this was a newly released product, the process from start to finish was seamless with a great result for Hillcrest Homes and all of our tenants”.

David Horne, Director, Housing Finance, Royal Bank of Scotland, said “Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to build on its long term relationship with Hillcrest Homes and support their continued drive to provide good quality affordable homes for families across Scotland. It is particularly pleasing to see large financing such as this being delivered in such challenging and unprecedented times.

“Helping deliver social and affordable housing across Scotland and the UK is a priority for us as a bank and we will continue to work with partners such as Hillcrest Homes to provide long term funding of up to £3 billion to support the construction of around 20,000 affordable homes over the next three years across the UK.”

Hillcrest Homes

Hillcrest Housing Association was established in 1967 and is one of Scotland’s largest Housing Associations. They provide housing and support in Dundee, Edinburgh, Angus, Perthshire and Fife, with over 5500 good quality, well maintained homes at affordable rents. In each area of operation there are local offices with housing advice teams who can provide an immediate response to the customers.

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