Springfield Properties has laid the first-set of blocks for the initial phase of homes at its 3,000-home development at Bertha Park in Perth.
Bricklayer Peter McAninch had the honour of securing what will be the first of the millions of blocks required to build the village.
As well as new homes, Bertha Park, just off the Inveralmond Roundabout, will include all the facilities needed for a community to thrive. It will be home to a purpose built school and offer business opportunities, office spaces, shops and healthcare facilities. Each of the new homes will also be fitted with the cabling needed for householders to easily install charging points for electric vehicles.
Springfield chief executive, Innes Smith, said: “This is another milestone at Bertha Park. Once the foundations are poured and the first blocks are down it doesn’t take long for timber kits to be up and before we know it, the streets will start to take shape.
“While work on our show home progresses, customers are visiting our nearby developments in Dundee and Blairgowrie to see for themselves the quality of our homes, what’s included and the various styles of homes.”
Infrastructure work commenced on the new village in September 2017. With drainage in place and roads starting to take shape, work has begun on the homes overlooking the pond in the first phase.