Glasgow contributes to 51% surge in build to rent completions in 2019

The number of completed homes for the UK build to rent (BTR) sector increased by 51% in 2019 with Glasgow among the key cities leading the way, new figures have shown.

Published 20 January 2020

Private rental sector ‘not meeting the needs of families’, report finds

Suburban family homes that are specifically built for long-term rent, in places people want to live, should be a strategic part of Scotland’s housing development pipeline, according to a new report from Savills and the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).

Published 2 December 2019

Boroughmuir High flats sold to Hong Kong investors before domestic investors get a chance

Flats contained within the old Boroughmuir High School in Edinburgh have been sold to investors in Hong Kong months before they were available for purchase by domestic buyers.

Published 22 November 2019

Glasgow unveils strategy to double number of city centre residents

A draft strategy which proposes how Glasgow’s city centre population will double in size to 40,000 over the next 15 years is to be open for public consultation.

Published 20 November 2019

Former Police Scotland offices marketed as housing development opportunity

Former Police Scotland offices in the centre of Aberdeen are being marketed as an opportunity to build more city residential accommodation.

Published 14 November 2019

Best Scottish housing market since the financial crisis, according to Savills research

The number of million-plus residential transactions in Scotland is at its highest since 2008, according to Savills' latest research report.

Published 20 September 2019

Midlothian development land sold to Miller and Bellway

Two housebuilders have together bought 46 acres of residential development land in Lasswade, Midlothian.

Published 3 June 2019

Savills launches Edinburgh lettings business

Savills has launched a new Residential Lettings service in Edinburgh.

Published 4 April 2019

Build-to-rent drive is supporting Scotland’s city living agenda

A plan to boost economic growth within Scotland’s cities through an increase in city-living is benefitting from a surge in build-to-rent led developments, with Glasgow now in the top five cities outside London for the number of homes in planning, under construction and complete.

Published 22 January 2019

First timers represent growing proportion of new home buyers

Developers are adapting to the needs of first time buyers who are now responsible for over 50% of all new residential mortgages issued across the UK, according to new research by Savills.

Published 25 September 2018

Scottish housing prices to continue upwards trajectory, reports suggest

House prices in Scotland have continued to increase and may grow by almost 20% during the next four years, according to two separate reports.

Published 13 September 2018

Blog: Scottish land, planning and finance: addressing the self-build triple threat

The UK’s communities secretary Sajid Javid started the year with a visit to the Netherlands and Germany to look at how self- and custom-build homes can make a contribution to the enduring challenge of adequate housing delivery. This comes hot on the heels of the Scottish Government’s recent conference on the subject, and the Scottish Conservatives calls for a new ‘Grand Designs Plan’ to help councils facilitate such development north of the border. Could 2017 be the year when the UK embraces the self-build house?

Published 22 March 2017

Aberdeen study launched to inform plans for hundreds of new city centre homes

Aberdeen City Council has commissioned a major study which will be used to take forward a number of City Centre Masterplan projects aimed at delivering new homes.

Published 21 February 2017

Savills calls for ‘significant changes’ in planning system to meet housing requirement

The time periods proposed by the Scottish Government for the new version of Local Development Plans and the provision of homes in rural areas are still areas of concern despite some positives moves to change the planning system, Savills has warned.

Published 21 July 2016

Savills reveals an undersupply of appropriate homes for Scotland’s ageing population

A number of key factors have led to developers and house builders adopting a cautious approach to retirement living in Scotland to date, according to new research from Savills.

Published 23 June 2016