SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors has announced it has been instructed by Albert Bartlett Properties to invite bids from housebuilders to deliver Berryhill, a new village in Lanarkshire.
Described as featuring ‘generous’ greenspace with views of the Campsie Fells, the 36.5-hectare site of the village is above the A73 behind Stand and south of Greengairs Road. Features include two areas of ancient woodland and an east/west track connecting it to Stand. Shepherd said these features have shaped the village, forming five ‘discrete’ neighbourhoods totalling at least 523 houses.
Albert Bartlett chairman, Ronnie Bartlett, grandson of Albert Bartlett, founder of the family firm, said, “We are seeking housebuilding partners to assist with delivering the first phase of Berryhill and set the tone that will characterise the quality of the masterplan. While we will deliver core infrastructure and be responsible for the delivery of strategic landscaping, we are also looking for a partner to deliver our commercial centres.”
Steve Barnett, managing partner at Shepherd, added, “By the end of next year, we expect to see the first house sales at Berryhill. The development will set the tone for the wider site which will be phased over the next 15 years. The arrival of the North Lanarkshire Pan Orbital Link Road in 2026 will further enhance the connectivity of the wider site and make it a highly sought after location to live and work in.
“Berryhill is the first phase of the overall masterplan and Albert Bartlett Properties is determined that the tone should be set from the outset in terms of the quality of place as being distinct from other propositions in the surrounding area. Our aspiration is to ensure that the wider site has a distinct identity within the central belt.
“The site is no stranger to activity, having been continuously developed over the last 400 years. For the first time in its history however, the entire area is being planned strategically as a network of villages and hamlets alongside an employment hub, all set within a generous green backcloth.”