Esh Border Construction completes multi-million pound social housing project

Esh Border Construction’s Stonefield development

Esh Border Construction recently completed work on a “key” social housing project for Scottish Borders Housing Association.

The project delivered 60 new homes with a collective value of £6 million to communities in Hawick as part of a wider regeneration programme for the region.

Livingston-based Esh Border Construction delivered 28 homes and 16 flats at Stonefield and a further 16 flats at Deanfield. All properties are timber framed and have been constructed in line with Housing for Varying Needs procedures, meaning they are designed to suit the occupants’ changing needs over time.

The project is also assisting to meet the housing demand in the Borders. Scottish Borders Council recently announced its strategic housing investment plan that is expected to lead to the construction of almost 1,200 affordable homes across the region before 2021.

Simon Phillips, regional managing director of Esh Border Construction, commented, “We are very proud of these 60 new homes that we have delivered at Stonefield and Deanfield, representing affordable, quality housing in an area that is crying out for homes of this type.

“Housing provision remains a significant challenge across the Borders, but we are certain that these new homes and many more like them in future will go some way towards addressing demand, while providing comfortable, secure and energy efficient places to live for successive generations.”

He continued, “In utilising locally-sourced materials, the developments at Stonefield and Deanfield are also sympathetic to their surroundings, serving to reflect and enhance the existing environment.

“Furthermore, both projects have helped to stimulate the economy through the creation of local jobs, in turn helping to build sustainable communities.

“We look forward to seeing new residents settling in properly and calling them home for many years to come.”