Stewart Milne Homes begins work on £15m Aberdeen development

STEWART Milne Homes has started work on its first new development of private homes in Aberdeen for five years.

Leathan Green in Portlethen is a new community of 55 homes, representing a £15 million investment by the house builder. It will feature 44 three and four-bedroom detached homes with 11 affordable homes and apartments set within a neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and landscaped gardens.

The launch of the development comes as the firm reports a strong sales performance in Aberdeenshire since emerging from lockdown.

Group chief executive, Stuart MacGregor, said, “We’ve seen a surge in sales activity in the last four months and have a very strong forward sales position going into 2021. Although the Aberdeen market has been more challenging in recent years, our sales are significantly ahead of the same period last year. There continues to be a strong demand for quality homes in desirable locations and we are seeing a particularly high demand  in locations such as Alford and Stonehaven, where a strong sense of community and the ability to enjoy more space and access to countryside have become a higher priority than commuting distance for buyers.

“The market is not without its challenges but we’ve been responding to these by spending the last nine months refining and developing our design standards and products to ensure that our award-winning developments are even more appealing to customers.

“Leathan Green is our first major development of family homes close to the city since we completed our Westhill development and it’s great to see high demand at such an early stage. Portlethen has always been attractive to home buyers with its combination of established education, retail and leisure facilities and great access to both city and countryside. We know Portlethen better than any other housebuilder having previously developed over 600 homes in the town.”