West Granton Housing Co-operative Limited (WGHC) was formed in 1990 by residents of the West Granton area of north Edinburgh in order to provide new rented housing in an area dominated by low demand council housing. We currently have a stock of 372 general needs properties.
“Sustaining and championing the co-operative way”
West Granton Housing Co-operative Limited (WGHC) was formed in 1990 by residents of the West Granton area of north Edinburgh in order to provide new rented housing in an area dominated by low demand council housing.
Initially deck access blocks in West Granton itself were demolished and a phased redevelopment of the area took place. We now own 372 properties and two play park areas. We are community based with all our stock based in North Edinburgh between the Forthquarter development at the Waterfront, Granton and Ferry Road Avenue.
Picture – Before WGHC: Deck access flats in West Granton prior to demolition in 1993.
Picture – After: our current stock: Granton Mill Drive (top left) Forthquarter (top right) Ferry Road Avenue (bottom left) and Granton Mains Avenue (bottom right)
Our Legal Status
West Granton Housing Co-operative Limited is a fully mutual co-operative housing association and a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) registered with The Scottish Housing Regulator. The registration number is HAC225.
The registered office is 26 Granton Mill Crescent, Edinburgh EH4 4UT.
West Granton Housing Co-op has been designated as a Scottish Public Authority by an order made under section 5 of the Act, known as the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Designation of Persons as Scottish Public Authorities) Order 2013
WGHC is a not for profit organisation. Any surpluses are used for the objectives of the co-operative. No surpluses are distributed to members. Members cannot buy their homes. WGHC is an independent RSL. We are not a member of a group nor a subsidiary of another company. WGHC itself has no subsidiaries.