Builder secures £10.3 million contract for new housing in Midlothian



Hart Builders, part of the Cruden Group, has secured a £10.4m contract to build a new affordable housing development on behalf of Midlothian Council.

A total of 79 units will be built at Morris Road in Newtongrange, about nine miles south east of Edinburgh, supporting the council’s Local Housing Strategy to deliver high priority, cost-efficient homes.

The development, which is expected to get underway this month, will provide a mix of two storey houses, two and three storey apartments and four in a block cottage flats.

Gill Henry, business development director of Hart Builders, said:   “Close partnership working with the council over many years has allowed us to continually develop the quality and energy efficiency of the homes we build, for example adding features such as sprinklers and electric car charging points to ensure the new homes meet future safety and environmental regulation changes.  

“As with all of our developments, we will work closely with the council to bring benefits to the wider Midlothian community,” she continued, adding: “We will provide a number of initiatives on the project including jobs, work placements and training opportunities for people within the local area.”

Councillor Stephen Curran, the cabinet member with responsibility for housing, said: “This is a much- anticipated development in Newtongrange which will increase the stock of council housing in the area at a time when there is continued high demand for affordable homes.



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