22 Dec 2020
Privately-owned housebuilder Robertson Homes has expanded its presence in the East of Scotland with the purchase of two new sites with a combined development value of £45million.
The company acquired seven-and-a-half acres in East Calder, near Livingston, in late November and six acres in Winchburgh, close to Edinburgh Airport, in early December. Construction work has already commenced on both sites with the first completions due for September 2021.
Combined, the schemes will see 123 new homes delivered over the course of the next two years as part of Robertson’s targeted strategy for further growth in the East Scotland region.
John Murphy, managing director at Robertson Homes, said: “Robertson already has a good reputation and brand awareness in the East of Scotland and these two acquisitions are perfect sites and locations for us.
“Both developments form part of existing residential development master plans, offering excellent commuter links to Edinburgh and great local amenities, including good schools for growing families.
“The village locations are an ideal setting for our design-focussed family homes and will offer buyers large living spaces and plenty of open, outdoor green space to enjoy.”
Robertson will deliver 70 four and five-bedroom homes at Calderwood in East Calder, with properties ranging from 1,393 sq.ft to 2,909 sq.ft. A new school, community hubs, parks and transport links are also within the master plan.
The 53 homes at Winchburgh include four, five and six-bedroom properties between 1,289 sq.ft to 2,341 sq.ft. Winchburgh is also set to benefit from a new secondary school campus, a new primary school, upgraded transport links and a new marina.
Robertson’s latest land acquisitions follow swiftly on from another purchase at Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire, where the company recently launched a new development of 42 homes.
Mr Murphy added: “The three purchases in the second half of 2020 show Robertson’s desire and intent to continue investing strongly in residential development land which fits our strategic vision and we are actively looking to bring even more sites on board in the coming months.”