Housebuilder secures land for build of 312 homes in Edinburgh

AVANT Homes has acquired a 20-acre site at Edinburgh’s Edmonstone Estate for the build of 312 new homes.

It comes as part of the wider Edmonstone Scheme, which has been masterplanned by Alba Developments and will create more than 700 new-build properties across the 68-acre site.

Subject to planning, the development is set to be named The Lanes at Edmonstone Estate and the £71 million project will form part of the first phase of new build homes at the site. The housebuilder has also committed to a community contribution of more than £1.8 million to support local education provision.

The 312-home development is located off The Wisp and neighbours the bioscience destination, Edinburgh BioQuarter, and the local nature reserve at Little France Park. It will feature a mixture of 227 private and 85 affordable homes – with them including two-bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes.

Avant Homes Scotland MD, Gerry Leitch, said, “The Lanes at Edmonstone is an incredibly exciting new development for us, and will support the high demand for the delivery of much-needed homes in a prime location. This marks a significant acquisition for us and extends our presence in a key location in the East of Scotland and we’re very pleased to be delivering a landmark development that will be part of the former Edmonstone Estate.”

Avant Homes said the first homes are estimated to be ready for occupation autumn 2022.