Land acquired to allow pre-construction works at Taylor Wimpey’s Ratho Station development

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has acquired land to allow the delivery of 132 new homes at its Lauder Grove development on land off Hillwood Gardens towards the eastern boundary of Ratho Station.

Land acquired to allow pre-construction works at Taylor Wimpey's Ratho Station development

As part of the pre-construction and enabling works for the development, a programme of archaeological investigations and essential tree felling will get underway shortly.

While noting that essential works are starting, Lauder Grove embraces some key design principles which includes retaining existing woodland located on the fringe of the development where practicably possible including along Glasgow Road, and the investment in Ratho Station Park aims to improve its landscaping to create a new focal area.

New footpaths and cycle routes will also enhance the overall appeal of the park and encourage more people to use it, while also ensuring the new community at Lauder Grove can connect with the surrounding existing local area and its amenities.

A secondary active travel access will also eventually be provided from Hillwood Rise for use by pedestrians, cyclists and scooter users, as well as allowing for emergency only access to the development.

With an attractive frontage that will overlook Ratho Station Park, Lauder Grove will deliver a range of one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two, three, four and five-bedroom homes ensuring that it appeals to a wide range of buyers. There will also be a provision of 25% much needed affordable one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two and three-bedroom homes within the development.

Lauder Grove will also encourage the use of more green travel options, balancing a reduction in private car parking spaces with the provision of two City Car Club spaces. This feature is in addition to easy and sustainable pedestrian access to the footpath on the A8, and to the local facilities that are situated across Ratho Station Park to the west and south of the development.

Ratho Station will also provide a range of economic benefits for the local area that includes supporting around 40 jobs per year of construction and the attraction of new customers to local businesses.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We are so pleased to have acquired the land at Hillwood Gardens in Ratho Station, which will allow our team to begin our programme of pre-construction and enabling work to provide 132 new homes.

“As one of the largest housebuilders in the UK, we are committed to building more than homes and making sure that we add social, economic and environmental value to the wider communities that we operate in.

“Ultimately allows us to bring forward a development like Lauder Grove that offers buyers a great choice of new homes, and it also marks our commitment, investment and strong track record of delivering excellent quality developments of family homes across the local area.

“Our pre-construction and enabling works will allow full construction to start later this year, and we will continue to keep the local community informed of our next steps.”

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