BELLWAY Homes Ltd (Scotland West) is set to ‘significantly’ expand its presence in the west of Scotland with the acquisition of land for 11 new residential developments.
Representing a ‘significant financial investment’ for the firm, it said that the new sites will deliver 1,900 new homes over the next few years.
The newly acquired sites, which span a combined 149 net acres, are located at Gartcosh, Moodiesburn, Glengarnock, Renfrew, Cumbernauld, Ruchill, Newmains, East Kilbride, Kilmarnock, Irvine, and Stirling.
Infrastructure works have now started on the first sites to launch including Ashlar Village in Ruchill, Manor Glen in Moodiesburn, Fardalehill in Kilmarnock and Montgomerie Park in Irvine. Subject to planning, the remaining sites will launch thereafter.
Fraser Conn, MD of Bellway Homes Ltd (Scotland West), said, “The housing market continues to be buoyant however, with that the acquisition of land becomes more challenging so we are delighted to have secured these new sites. As well as transforming brownfield sites into new communities they will also significantly contribute to enhancing local economies.
“Although we fully recognise the imbalance of the rising cost of living, the housing shortage remains despite the pent-up demand created as a result of the pandemic. Our new sites are in terrific locations with great local amenities and accessible transport links which is key for our buyers.”
As a result of the investment, the company said it is also creating a number of new sales and construction jobs. Fraser added, “The skills shortage remains a challenge for the industry, and we have a number of exciting and very rewarding opportunities for people who have the right customer service attitude.”