Housebuilders invited to deliver new village in Lanarkshire
Landowner Albert Bartlett Properties has instructed Shepherd Chartered Surveyors to invite bids from housebuilders to deliver Berryhill, an exclusive new village in Lanarkshire.
Boasting views of the Campsie Fells, Berryhill offers all the advantages of rural living with excellent connections to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Thoughtfully designed greens and a café, shops and business premises will bring the village to life.
The 36.5-hectare site of the village is above the A73 behind Stand and south of Greengairs Road. Its key features include two areas of ancient woodland and an east/west track connecting it to Stand. These features have shaped the village, forming five discrete neighbourhoods totalling at least 523 houses within a generous green buffer.
Albert Bartlett chairman, Ronnie Bartlett, grandson of Albert Bartlett, founder of the family firm, said: “We are seeking housebuilding partners to assist with delivering the first phase of Berryhill and set the tone that will characterise the quality of the masterplan.
“While we will deliver core infrastructure and be responsible for the delivery of strategic landscaping, we are also looking for a partner to deliver our commercial centres.”
The site is in close proximity to a number of stations, being almost equidistant between Airdrie, Drumgelloch and Cumbernauld railway stations with regular commuter services to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Croy Station and its Park and Ride are 4.5 miles north, providing faster services into Glasgow Queen Street while the new North Lanarkshire Pan Orbital route will greatly enhance the connectivity of the site to the Central Belt and beyond. The planned East Airdrie Link Road will improve the already excellent transport links of the wider site.
Steve Barnett, managing partner at Shepherd, added: “By the end of next year, we expect to see the first house sales at Berryhill. The development will set the tone for the wider site which will be phased over the next 15 years.
“The arrival of the North Lanarkshire Pan Orbital Link Road in 2026 will further enhance the connectivity of the wider site and make it a highly sought after location to live and work in.
“Berryhill is the first phase of the overall masterplan and Albert Bartlett Properties is determined that the tone should be set from the outset in terms of the quality of place as being distinct from other propositions in the surrounding area. Our aspiration is to ensure that the wider site has a distinct identity within the Central Belt.
“The site is no stranger to activity, having been continuously developed over the last 400 years. For the first time in its history however, the entire area is being planned strategically as a network of villages and hamlets alongside an employment hub, all set within a generous green backcloth.”