Milestone reached as work starts at £150m Newton Mearns development

Angus Murray (left) and Brian Henderson. Image credit: Sandy Young

WORK has commenced on a landmark new community at Maidenhill, Newton Mearns, which will eventually give rise to over 800 new homes.

Housebuilders CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey joined forces to break ground at the £150 million development.

Initial works will create the framework and access to the new community – which will feature 834 new homes, a primary school and affordable housing.

Angus Murray, construction director of CALA Homes (West) said, “We have spoken about Maidenhill as a new community for a very long time so it is great to be able to break the ground to mark work commencing. Our initial efforts will focus on creating the road network to facilitate access to the school and sports and recreation facilities.

“It will be some time before anyone sees houses on the development, but this is a real milestone for Maidenhill as it means we have taken the first real steps in turning the dream of this fantastic new community into a reality.”

Brian Henderson, production director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland added, “We are at the very beginning of creating Maidenhill and as we forge on with the infrastructure, we are keeping our promise of delivering a fantastic new community with a mix of private and affordable homes as well as the community amenities, front of mind.

“We’ll be working closely with East Renfrewshire Council and the local community to ensure Newton Mearns reaps the benefits of our long-term investment in the area.”