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Buccleuch Challenge

SSM are always ones to suffer for good causes and we again entered a team for the Buccleuch Property Challenge. Held at the Duke of Buccleuch’s Drumlanrig Estate, the event is now in its 10th year and has become something of a major focus for the property industry. SSM were one of 47 teams taking part.  […]

Quality Management System Audit

BSI has completed the first annual audit of our Quality Management System and found no Non-conformaties or Observations. Congratulations to all our staff for helping to ensure that our Quality Management System continues to function so effectively!    

New Project – National Museum of Scotland

SSM are delighted to be awarded the Masterplan Phase 4 project at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street for National Museums Scotland.   The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced its initial support for this next phase of the Masterplan to transform the National Museum of Scotland and this project will develop two new […]

Thistle Planning Granted!

We are delighted to have secured Planning Permission for 149 new homes for Thistle Phase 3 in Craigmillar on behalf of our Client Places for People (subject to legal agreement).   This mixed-tenure project is the next phase of development in the Thistle area by Places for People and follows on from the successful previous phase […]

Wauchope Planning Lodged

We are delighted to have lodged an Application for Planning Permission for 149 new homes in Wauchope, Craigmillar on behalf of Cruden Homes (East) Ltd.  This exciting development for Wauchope phases 4, 5 and 6 are final phases of the Wauchope Square Masterplan and their completions will complete the physical regeneration in this neighbourhood of […]

GAGA Awards

We are delighted to receive a shortlisting for our Alpine House project for the Galvanizers Association GAGA 2016 Awards! This project was carried out together with David Narro Associates, Structural Engineers, for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and was completed in 2014. The judging panel consisted of Jan-Carlos Kucharek of the RIBA Journal, Matthew Wells […]

CIH Conference 18 May 2016

“Getting Housing Right for Older People” now there’s a challenge which is hard to resist! The Chartered Institute of Housing Conference on the topic provided a great opportunity for government officials, older people, housing providers, academics and professionals to consider and discuss the topic. Eugene Mullan contributed to two of the sessions. Fortune Place in […]


SSM, Places for People and Castle Rock Edinvar are pleased to announce that Fortune Place in Edinburgh has won the ‘Development of the Year (Age Exclusive)’ Award at the Scottish Home Awards 2016!  Tudsbery Court was runner up in the ‘Affordable Housing Development of the Year (private builders)’ category. Heather Macnaughton and Charlotte Swarbrick of […]


SSM and Places for People are delighted to receive a commendation for the ‘Landscape in Housing’ Award for Tudsbery Court, Craigmillar in the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2016. Alistair, Sarah and Rick, together with Neil Ross of Places for People, received the award from the Minister for Housing, Kevin Stewart, at the special ceremony […]