Cala Homes begins groundworks at Killearn development
Cala Homes (West) is underway with groundworks at its highly-anticipated Ballagan Woods development in Killearn before construction of the homes starts in the coming weeks.
Included in the mix of 89 homes is 14 two-bedroom bungalows, making it the first Cala Homes (West) development to feature the one-storey property. Bungalows are becoming increasingly rare in new build developments, with only 228 new bungalows registered in Q3 2024 – down 70 per cent comparatively to Q3 2023.
This will complement the three-bed terraced and semi-detached homes, and four- and five-bedroom detached houses earmarked for the site which have been designed around plentiful green space, including a dedicated village green and a children’s play area.
A new foot and cycle path will connect the site to the village and a bus stop will be located at the entrance of the development, providing convenient transport for pupils to get to and from Balfron High School.
Ballagan Woods sits on the site of the former Killearn Hospital and grounds which holds significant importance to the local community, given its role during the Second World War. Cala Homes (West) has given considerable thought to the design of the site, bringing it back into use after it had fallen into disrepair.
This includes the exclusive use of a new design for the exterior of the homes, which has been inspired by the rural countryside that surrounds the development and Scandinavian style.
Ruairidh MacKinnon, site manager at Cala Homes (West) Ballagan Woods, said: “Ballagan Woods is a landmark development for Cala Homes (West) and we expect our bespoke bungalows to attract significant attention, given how rarely available they now are in new build developments across the country.
“The team has made great progress against the demolition, remediation and preparation works to date before we get underway with the housebuilding construction and start to see the homes come out of the ground.
“Killearn and the surrounding area is a beautiful place to call home with close proximity to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and we expect to see significant demand for homes at Ballagan Woods given its location, access to local amenities and the high-quality homes available.”
As Cala Homes (West) progresses with works, it will continue to foster relationships with the local community, including with Balfron High School. This partnership will include support at career fairs, guest speaker opportunities in senior classes, and work experience placements.