Cruden lands multi-million pound Midlothian housing project

CRUDEN Building has been appointed by Midlothian Council to deliver 72 new affordable homes at Conifer Road in Mayfield.

The homes form part of a wider project being developed by Cruden Building and Midlothian Council comprising a total of 265 properties within the local community.

The new neighbourhood will include facilities such as a toddler play park, a public art area with seating and bright, natural plants and greenery. A range of homes are being developed, including cottage flats and two, three, and four-bed houses.

Each home will be fitted with an air source heat pump and boast photovoltaic panels.

The brownfield site on which the new development is being built was previously home to Bryans Primary School prior to its demolition.

Work is set to begin this month, with completion expected by summer 2024.

Allan Callaghan, MD of Cruden Building, said, “As we continue to bridge the gap for affordable homes in Scotland, it’s exciting to be a part of this large-scale project and increase the availability of innovative living spaces for the people of Midlothian. We’re committed to ensuring that local families and individuals can enjoy new homes which don’t only fulfil, but surpass, their everyday needs.

“This mixed development will not only provide functionality and modern living, but it will enhance the wider community by creating an engaging space for residents to come together and enjoy.”

Councillor Stuart McKenzie, Midlothian cabinet member with responsibility for housing, added, “We have seen great progress in our local area, with the earlier phases of development for our 265 homes already well underway with Cruden Building. The addition of these 72 affordable homes will amplify the area for local residents as well as creating new jobs and business opportunities. It will be fascinating to watch this site transform over the next couple of years.”