Miller Homes announces 17-acre land purchase at West Craigs in Edinburgh
Miller Homes has completed the acquisition of a 17-acre land parcel within the West Craigs development in Edinburgh allowing for the creation of 213 new homes on the outskirts of the capital.
The purchase of land will support the delivery of much needed, energy-efficient family homes within the area and will be part of the first development phase within a highly sought-after site in a prime location for commuters.
The wider West Craigs development will initially provide up to 1,700 new homes, a new primary school, nursery, health centre, and two major new public parks.
Neil Gaffney, regional operations director for Miller Homes, said: “We are delighted to secure this new site, which marks a significant acquisition for Miller Homes and extends our well-established presence in a key location in the east of Scotland. As a company with its roots in Edinburgh and strong track record of creating new homes and communities here, our new development, West Craigs Manor, will allow us to continue to deliver a range of much-needed housing within a popular area of the city.”
West Craigs Manor will comprise of two, three, four and five-bedroom family homes.
David Morgan, land director at Miller Homes, added: “This purchase of land will allow us to further enhance what is already a thriving and vibrant community on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Demand for new housing in the area is incredibly high and West Craigs Manor will meet a real housing need through the delivery of a range of energy-efficient, modern homes, built to the highest standards.”
West Craigs is Edinburgh’s largest development underway, and has been masterplanned by Bank of Scotland.
Darren Flynn, head of Scotland, corporate and institutional coverage at Bank of Scotland, commented: “We are pleased to be able to support the ongoing transformation of Edinburgh’s largest development.
“Miller Homes has been building houses for decades so it’s great to see the developer on site, ready to provide additional high quality, yet affordable, housing in the city. At Bank of Scotland, we’ll continue to support the West Craigs development as it advances it’s plans to make a positive impact on Edinburgh’s local economy.”
Elsewhere, Miller Homes has commenced work to transform a former Forbo linoleum factory in Kirkcaldy into 105 homes.
Miller Homes has new developments at five sites across the east of Scotland. Its other developments are at Winton View in Tranent, Carberry Grange in Whitecraig, Station Brae in Maddiston and Calderwood in East Calder. In total they will create 526 new energy efficient homes will be built.
Land director David Morgan said: “These are key acquisitions, meeting the needs of local people and communities which are growing and thriving.
“They are all in prime locations, within reach of cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow, and will provide high quality homes for families of all sizes.
“Current demand for new homes in these areas is incredibly high.
“We look forward to playing our part in what is, for many, a significant new chapter in the stories of their local communities.”