On Tuesday 20th May we were delighted to launch a new £200m property project in Midlothian’s South East Wedge; a joint venture between Mactaggart & Mickel Homes and Buccleuch Property, under the name Shawfair LLP. The Shawfair project will provide 4,000 new homes and create over 4,000 jobs and will be the largest urban expansion project to date in the area, revitalising the area with a range of modern new homes for private sale, plus affordable homes and retail facilities.
The development will also benefit from the Borders Railway, currently under construction, which will pass through the centre of Shawfair connecting residents to the heart of Edinburgh city centre in minutes. The overall project is expected to be delivered over the next 20 years, bringing a raft of benefits to the area including employment opportunities, new infrastructure and world leading utilities, as well as a healthcare centre, two new primary schools and a secondary school.
Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, MSP joined Andrew Mickel of Shawfair LLP on the site of the future development, along with representatives of Buccleuch Property and two Mactaggart & Mickel apprentices, to officially launch the project. The first phase of construction will commence later this year.
Click here to view a short movie about the Shawfair project and its launch.