Cruden Building completes two developments for Lar Housing Trust
Cruden Building has successfully completed two new housing developments in Prestonpans in East Lothian on behalf of Lar Housing Trust.
The £3.2 million Northfields development, located near the railway station and local amenities in Prestonpans, has transformed a former derelict factory site into an attractive new community.
The homes for mid-market rent comprise 22 apartments and four terraced houses, ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedrooms.
In tandem, homes have been completed at the £2.6m Jim Bush Drive development which has seen new life breathed into a former derelict site with 16 modern two-bedroom homes, built within a large area of newbuild homes. Two of the homes are wheelchair-adapted ground floor homes and Cruden also built three retail units and landscaped communal green spaces.
Cruden has a long-standing relationship with the housing charity, previously delivering a housing project in Cockenzie in the East and Helenvale in Glasgow in the West.
Ann Leslie, chief executive of Lar Housing Trust, said: “These two sites are a hugely important part of our portfolio, as demand in East Lothian for quality affordable homes is at an all-time high. We have enjoyed an excellent and collaborative working relationship with Cruden and we are delighted with the 42 new homes they have provided at what were previously abandoned and derelict sites. Most importantly, these stunning new developments will allow our tenants to put down roots in their local community.”
Steven Simpson, managing director of The Cruden Group, added: “These milestone developments in Prestonpans add to Cruden’s varied pipeline of new affordable and private housing developments across Central Scotland and build on our strong working relationship with Lar Housing Trust. At a time when demand for affordable homes is at an all-time high, these fantastic new developments provide high-quality, energy efficient homes which will enhance the lives of local residents and foster a real sense of community.”