Robertson begins work on 115-home Dunbar site

ROBERTSON Homes has acquired a 17-acre site on Queens Road in Dunbar and is pressing ahead with plans to build 115 new properties.

Newton Manor is the housebuilder’s fourth new land acquisition in Scotland’s central belt in the past six months. The site will comprise three, four, five and six-bedroom homes set around open green space.

Construction work is already underway, with the first homes expected to be ready for occupation in November 2021.

John Murphy, Robertson Homes MD, said, “Following on from the success of our existing developments in Haddington and Dunbar we were keen to increase our presence in East Lothian. Dunbar is proving incredibly popular with people working in Edinburgh who realise they not only get a better quality of life here with great access to the countryside and the natural beauty of the east coast but also better value for money and a quick and easy commute into the city by train.”

Robertson revealed it is planning to maintain its local supply chain in Dunbar and will continue to work with The Ridge Foundation to provide skills learning for young people in the town. The development will also bring a £1.5 million contribution towards local education.