Akela at the double with new housing contracts

AKELA Construction has secured two housebuilding contracts in Scotland’s central belt worth over £15 million in total.

The developments will deliver a combined 295 new homes, including a mix of both private and affordable housing.

The first of the contracts was awarded by Barratt Homes for a development at South Fort Street in Edinburgh, which will see delivery of 115 homes in a mix of three apartment blocks with 97 apartments and 18 houses. 87 of the new homes will be built for the private market with an additional 28 units offered as affordable housing.

The second contract is with a CALA Homes site in East Calder, and will see the delivery of 180 new homes.

Akela Ground Engineering will also be on site to provide piling at both projects.

Mark Markey, Akela Group MD, said, “These contract wins follow on from several successful housebuilding projects Akela Construction and Akela Ground Engineering have delivered for housebuilding clients across Scotland. The demand for housing is strong and our unique mix of ground engineering and construction means we are well positioned to deliver these projects for clients. We are pleased to be working with the CALA and Barratt Homes teams to deliver this much needed housing.”