New signs help create a ‘sense of place’ at growing Midlothian town

NEW signs have been erected in Shawfair, Midlothian to welcome visitors and ‘create a sense of place’ at one of Scotland’s newest towns.

The designs are described as a mixture of directional and informational signs and include messages to promote the town’s closeness to city life in Edinburgh, whilst promoting the country living available at Shawfair.

Shawfair LLP, the master planners behind the new town, commissioned the signs to help demonstrate a ‘sense of arrival’ and help visitors to navigate around the area. The signs provide messages at key junctions and entry points from the bypass and main roads into the town centre.

Shawfair currently has 500 homes sold and a further 740 in development with a pipeline of another 1,000 homes. The town will have up to 4,000 homes and a town centre with schools, community facilities, offices, and retail space.

Nick Waugh, director, Shawfair LLP, said, “The signs welcome visitors to Shawfair and provide even greater orientation to the people who have already chosen to call Shawfair home. Our intention is that they will illustrate the positive reasons to move to Shawfair, such as school options, retail spaces and the short travel times to Edinburgh and Dalkeith, and create a sense of place.”

Shawfair LLP is a joint venture between Buccleuch Property and Mactaggart & Mickel Homes.