Milne joins Shawfair new town project near Edinburgh

Stewart Milne Homes has become the sixth housebuilder to get involved in the Shawfair new town project south east of Edinburgh after its developers concluded the sale of a 16.1-acre (6.5-hectare) plot of land.

The Shawfair new town — situated on the Borders Railway line — will eventually deliver 4,000 new homes.

Five housebuilders – Miller Homes, Bellway, Dandara, Mactaggart & Mickel,  and Places for People – are already building at Shawfair.

Shawfair LLP director Nick Waugh said: “We are delighted to welcome Stewart Milne Homes as the sixth housebuilder at Shawfair. 

“They have a deserved reputation for high quality, elegant homes and will be a welcome addition as we move a step closer to our planned 4,000 homes.

“Meanwhile, we are progressing plans for an attractive and sustainable town centre beside the existing railway station, with community and health facilities, schooling, nurseries, shops, homes and businesses – everything that a vibrant, thriving community needs to flourish.”

Gerry More, group managing director for Stewart Milne Homes, said: “Stewart Milne Homes is focused on creating developments with a strong sense of place, through appealing streetscapes and sympathetic designs, where residents can be proud to call home.

“Shawfair meets Stewart Milne Homes’ criteria that our communities should have good transport links and infrastructure to access both amenities and outdoor life.

“We are looking forward to creating neighbourhoods and building homes that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.”

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