Major Contract Signed to Deliver Next Phase of Shawfair Development

The development of Shawfair, the largest urban expansion project in Edinburgh and Midlothian, has taken a major step forward with the signing of a multi million pound infrastructure contract. 

The deal, worth over £4 million between Shawfair LLP and Crummock, is for a wide range of infrastructure works that are essential to ongoing delivery of Shawfair. These include, upgrades to local roads, new street lightning and the construction this summer. 

Speaking about the deal with Crummock, Nick Waugh, Director of Shawfair LLP said:

"This deal is significant for Shawfair, and marks a period of real progress for the project. The creation of new footpaths and cycle routes will significantly improve the linkages throughout Shawfair, making this already well connected site even better, whilst encouraging active travel that is central to our carefully considered master plan approach."

Jim Donaldson, Construction Director for Crummock said:

"Crummock is proud to be part of this prestigious project, which will be a major economic boost to the area. At peak works, we will be employing around 45 people on site, many of whom live locally. This project will also contribute to us hiring nine apprentices this year."

The development of the new community at Shawfair, through a joint venture between Buccleuch Property and Mactaggart and Mickel, will deliver 4,000 homes, new schools, business spaces and public amenities over the next 20 years.

The development will be built around a thriving town centre and railway station connected by the Borders Railway and providing direct access to the capital in 15 minutes.

To receive updates about on site development at Shawfair, or for more information about the plans and vision for the site, please visit the website: www.shawfair.co.uk 

About Shawfair

Shawfair LLP is a joint venture between Buccleuch Property and Mactaggart & Mickel Homes. Shawfair is the largest urban expansion project in Edinburgh and Midlothian and will revitalise the South east wedge of the city, delivering 4,000 new homes, business space, public amenities and landscaped environment around a new town centre and railway station.