Builder welcomes improving stability in north east housing sector

CALA Homes (North) has reported a ‘strong’ first half of 2019, with 25% more homes sold in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire than in the corresponding period last year.

The housebuilder has recruited 13 new employees this year and currently has eight sites going through the planning system, compared to four 12 months ago.

The growing north east team is now recruiting four new members of staff including an engineering manager, architectural manager, a buyer and sales advisor.

Mike Naysmith, CALA Homes (North) managing director said, “We have had an encouraging start to the year. In 2018 we saw a relative return to stability for homebuilding in the north east following a difficult period, and now at CALA we are focusing on growth.

“We will build significantly more homes in the region in 2019 than we did last year, we are now constructing at seven key developments across the area – compared to four this time last year – and we are very much open for business when it comes to land acquisitions.

“We currently have eight projects being steered through the planning system which is a significant increase year-on-year, and a number of our live developments are real landmark sites, from Craibstone Estate to Oldfold Village to The Grove, which marks a long-awaited return to Inverurie for CALA.”