Business space opportunities open at East Lothian new town development

PLANS for the next phase in the multi-million-pound regeneration of a former open cast mine in East Lothian have been unveiled.

The site will see the creation of a Blindwells – a new town featuring 1,600 new homes, as well as shops restaurants, leisure facilities and a school.

Hargreaves Land has released the first tranche of land designated exclusively for employment uses within Blindwells.

The firm said it is committed to employment growth in East Lothian and will make up to five acres available for business use from Autumn 2022.

Independent property advisor Ryden has been appointed to begin marketing the first tranche, which Hargreaves Land said is suitable for a range of commercial use – including offices, workspace and storage.

Bruce Lindsay, development director at Hargreaves Land, said, “This is a very exciting addition to the overall Blindwells proposition. We are looking to work with local and national businesses who wish to take advantage of everything the scheme has to offer. Locating your business at Blindwells means you can benefit from a growing residential community, superfast broadband, acres of attractive green spaces, all within a highly accessible location.

“Our forthcoming town centre facilities will also offer a range of retail and leisure amenities, so we believe Blindwells has a great deal to offer as a commercial address and provide a rare opportunity to live, work and play at the same location. The development of new homes is progressing tremendously, so we are looking forward to moving ahead with the commercial element of the scheme.”

Cameron Whyte, associate at Ryden, added, “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting phase of Blindwells. The land enjoys a strategic location just off the A1 and would suit a wide range of commercial uses. The focus will be on delivering a high-quality business environment that complements the Blindwells new town development as well as serving the wider East Lothian area with much needed employment opportunities.”