£2m Craigies Farm project is child’s play for contractors

CRAIGIES Farm Shop in Edinburgh has started work on a £2 million project to construct a new barn, which will house a play area and animal petting zone.

This will be the fourth project that contractors Algo have completed for the business, and it is being carried out with support from landowner Rosebery Estate.

Craigies has expanded over the past six months, pivoting to offer an online ordering system during lockdown to ensure customers could still access its produce.

John Sinclair, founder and MD at Craigies said, “We are excited to be breaking ground on this new project, which will further enrich the Craigies experience for the families who visit us. The Play Barn marks a significant investment in what we can offer customers and is a welcome beacon of hope after a challenging year. The popularity of Pick Your Own this year has highlighted the demand for fun family activities – we believe it’s so important to discover new ways to engage children with the countryside, food and farming.”

Murray Alexander from contractors Algo added, “Algo have a long-standing relationship with John Sinclair and Craigies Farm, built over the last 15 years during which time we have delivered numerous successful projects for them. As such, we are grateful to have been given the opportunity once again to be involved in the next chapter of the Farm’s development.

“Our key values as a company are to provide excellent customer service, high quality workmanship and ultimately deliver buildings that meet the client’s needs. It is our belief that by doing so we develop strong and lasting relationships with our clients and are able to continue to serve their needs as their own businesses develop and expand over the years, as we have done with Craigies Farm.”