Springfield plans 3,000 homes in Highlands move

Springfield Properties, which is building a number of new towns and villages throughout Scotland, on Tuesday announced its first land acquisition in the Inverness area as the group continues its geographic expansion into the Highlands. 

With the purchase at Easterfield Farm in Inverness, along with other land recently secured in surrounding areas, Springfield is establishing a strong foothold in the Highlands, adding to its developments across Scotland. 

With this 14-acre development for approximately 90 homes, Easterfield Farm will become the first Springfield development in Inverness, marking a key milestone for Springfield as it continues to execute its growth strategy.

Springfield expects to begin selling homes at Easterfield Farm later this year.

In total, Springfield is considering plans for approximately 3,000 new homes across a number of developments in and around Inverness and in Highland towns and villages including Ardersier, Drumnadrochit, Dornoch and Beauly. 

Springfield CEO Innes Smith said: “We expect to start selling homes at Easterfield later this year.

“The development, which is near to Drummossie Hotel, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Inshes Retail Park and just 15 minutes from Inverness Airport, will include of mix of private and affordable high-quality homes. 

“We have grown Springfield by focusing on customers and on geographic expansion across Scotland.

“This approach is successful for us.

“Springfield started as a small developer in Moray.

“We now have three great brands operating across Scotland, have listed on the AIM market and have 750 employees and hundreds of sub-contractors building around 1,000 homes this year. 

“In recent years, we’ve developed a stronger presence in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and we are already highly active in Dundee and Perth.

“Now we are in a position to include Inverness in our portfolio, which is the next step for our growth.”

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