Work begins on £20m housing development in Wallyford

CRUDEN has announced that work is underway on a new £20 million housing development in East Lothian.

Situated in Wallyford, on the outskirts of Musselburgh and its historic racecourse, the project is Cruden’s fourth active site in the region. It will see 101 new homes built as part of a wider masterplan development at Wallyford Farm and St Clements Wells Farm.

Cruden Homes (East) is building 41 new homes for private sale and a further 60 affordable homes, including 45 units for social rent and 15 for mid-market rent, on behalf of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association.

The 7.39-acre site has been designed by EMA Architects and engineered by Will Rudd Davidson.

The affordable homes include one and two-bedroom cottage flats and two, three and four-bedroom houses in a mix of mid-terraced, terraced and semi-detached house styles. The private homes will feature two and three-bedroom terraced, three-bedroom semi-detached, and four-bedroom detached houses.

The first affordable homes are expected to be delivered this summer, with first completions of the private homes programmed for early next year.

Steven Simpson, MD of Cruden Homes (East), said, “We are pleased to start work at this landmark development in Wallyford. Both private and affordable homes are in such high demand across the country, so bringing over 100 new homes to East Lothian is a highly-anticipated and welcome addition to our existing portfolio of new homes across the region.

“We have a long history of successfully working with Dunedin Canmore Housing Association and we will be supporting the local community by providing new jobs and work placements and working with local businesses.”