Fifth housebuilder sought for Shawfair

TENDERS are being invited from housebuilders for a fifth residential development in the new town of Shawfair, near Edinburgh. This will take the number of new homes with consent or currently underway to 1000.

The new 16.1 acre housing development will expand the existing village of Danderhall. A new road will define the northern boundary, and is set to be complemented by a new foot and cycle path to connect Danderhall, Shawfair and Woolmet Park.

A design brief for Danderhall North has been developed by Shawfair LLP in conjunction with Midlothian Council based on around 200 homes, of which 20% will be affordable.

Nick Waugh, director of Shawfair LLP said, “Hailed as Edinburgh’s new neighbour, Shawfair is making great progress. The design for this new site reveals a great deal of green space for residents, local community and visitors, with large parks and smaller areas, characterised by woodland planting and quality landscaping. 

“We also welcome the news that, following community consultation, plans have been submitted to Midlothian Council to build a new primary school, nursery and community hub on the site of the existing Danderhall Primary School. If approved, this marks the first step in the development strategy for Shawfair’s new education facilities, and the new community campus for Shawfair town centre – providing schooling from ages 3 to 18 – as well as health, leisure and sporting facilities.”

Four housebuilders – Bellway, Dandara, Mactaggart & Mickel Homes and Miller Homes – are already building or planning to build at Shawfair. 

The closing date for tenders is 4 December 2018 with a preferred developer likely to be selected early in the New Year.  Selling agents are CBRE and Justin Lamb Associates.