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20 New Affordable Homes for Mayfield
Posted on 19th Dec 2017 at 09:35 ( Last updated on 20th Dec 2017 at 15:18 )
High-quality homes to be built in Mayfield
A £2.5 million housing deal that will transform a brownfield site in Mayfield, derelict for more than two years, will give a major boost to the Midlothian economy when work begins in the new year.
The deal, which will see the redevelopment of the former Mayfield Inn, has been struck by leading social landlord Melville Housing Association and includes plans to deliver work for local contractors as well as training opportunities in the surrounding area.
The 20 high-quality affordable homes on the Bogwood Road site will also help meet the high demand for social rented properties in Midlothian, where there are currently over 4,000 individuals and families on the housing waiting list.
”There is huge demand for high-quality affordable housing in Midlothian, and also for investment to stimulate the local economy, so these 20 new homes will deliver a much-needed boost,” said Andrew Noble, Chief Executive of Melville Housing. “We’re especially pleased that there will be opportunities for local contractors and we look forward to seeing the transformation of this derelict site into a new development that will benefit the whole community.”
Delivered by housebuilder ForthTay Residential Ltd, the new development is part of the Midlothian Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) and has been made possible thanks to a Scottish Government grant of £1.47 million. The remainder of the project will be funded by Melville Housing’s own finance.
“This is a great opportunity to regenerate the site of a pub that has been closed for a number of years,” said Andy Rosher of developers ForthTay Residential Ltd. “Our building partners will be making use of local trades wherever possible and we’ll also be speaking to community organisations about exploring available training opportunities. When completed this development will look fantastic and we can't wait to get started.”
The new properties, which are expected to be complete by early 2019, will be suitable for couples, small families and older people and will be made up of:
- 11 x 4 person/2bed flats
- 1 x 3 person/2bed flats
- 8 x 2 person/1bed flats
The homes will exceed modern energy efficiency standards and will also include solar panels for hot water and heating.