Construction commences on £1bn Bertha Park village
Springfield Properties has begun work on site for the 3,000 homes in the new village, Bertha Park, just off the Inveralmond Roundabout in Perth.
The new village, complete with 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes, will bring 30 years of work for the housebuilders and approximately 450 jobs to Perth, sustaining hundreds more in the local area.
Bertha Park will provide everything a community needs to thrive including the new Bertha Park High School, which is on track to open for the 2019 academic year. The 333 hectares will also offer business opportunities with commercial units available for shops, restaurants, medical services, leisure and community facilities.
Springfield Properties chairman, Sandy Adam, said: “This is a really exciting time for Springfield and for Perth. Designing any development takes a lot of work from the builders and the respective councils. Bertha Park is a result of five years work with Perth & Kinross Council who have been supportive and encouraging throughout the planning stage.
“We are currently installing the main drainage and services infrastructure for the first phase of homes and we will be opening our sales office on Saturday 23 September. From this date, customers will be able to see a 3D scale model of the first phase of over 1,000 homes which really puts the size of the village in context. They’ll also be able view interactive floor plans of the house styles on offer and get an idea of the ways they can personalise their new home.”
The £1 billion project will coincide with improvements to the road infrastructure with the introduction of the Cross Tay Link Road which is already underway. The new road, which will be integrated through Bertha Park, will relieve local traffic congestion and provide new access to the area.
Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, Councillor Ian Campbell, was invited by the developers to see the start of activity on site.
He said: “I am delighted that the development of Bertha Park is now officially underway. This project will offer people an excellent living environment in good quality housing. Perth & Kinross Council is fully committed to ensuring the success of this development by continuing to build additional capacity into the new and existing infrastructure in the surrounding area.
“I am confident that the intensive programme of works planned will deliver the essential components to create a modern, thriving community here at Bertha Park, which will also provide additional support to Perth and Kinross as a whole, realising its ambitions for the future and further developing the already extremely positive signs that this local authority area is viewed across the board as a growing and developing region.”