Akela appointed to deliver 149 new homes in East Lothian

AKELA Construction has landed a second housebuilding contract at the Ravensheugh site in Wallyford, East Lothian, worth over £6 million.

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland appointed the firm to deliver the second phase of the development following Akela’s completion of 69 homes in phase one.

The next phase will see Akela deliver 149 two, three and four-bedroom homes in a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced styles.

The Ravensheugh development is part of a wider St Clements Wells masterplan and will deliver a new primary school, secondary school and local centre.

Work started on phase two in November with Akela providing a range of services including civils, roads, plotworks, street lighting and surfacing.

Mark Markey, Akela Group MD, explained, “This contract win follows Akela Construction’s successful delivery of 69 new homes in phase one and we are delighted to be working with Taylor Wimpey again to deliver these much needed homes on the outskirts of the capital. We are seeing growing levels of demand for new homes in East Lothian and across Scotland and with Akela Group’s unique combination of construction and ground engineering services, we are well positioned to offer clients a one-stop-shop to deliver these projects.”