Shawfair takes important step forward as landmark development comes to market

The Shawfair regeneration project near Edinburgh has reached another important milestone with the launch of a 13-hectare commercially allocated development.

The biggest urban expansion near Edinburgh in modern times, the new town of Shawfair will have 4,000 homes, new schools, community facilities and a new town centre beside the existing Shawfair railway station.

Being built from scratch, the development will be a town of comparable size to Cupar, Dunblane or Linlithgow when completed and is set to secure 6,500 new jobs.

The latest move sees the Whitehill Road commercial development come to market from Shawfair LLP – a partnership between Buccleuch Property and Mactaggart & Mickel Homes.

The site is an allocated development site, under the adopted Midlothian Local Development Plan and is outlined for business and general industry use.

The Whitehill Road development site lies to the south of Newcraighall, known locally as Fort Kinnaird – the UK’s second largest retail park. It has a footfall in excess of 13 million people per annum and attracts visitors from across Scotland and the north of England.

Nick Waugh, director at Shawfair LLP, added: “Whitehill Road will be a tremendous catalyst for further growth within this prime commercial area and will provide a landmark location for this northern end of Shawfair. We very much looking forward to starting work on the high quality premises we aim to deliver here.”

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