Persimmon Homes to begin Edinburgh and Larbert developments

PersimmonPersimmon Homes East Scotland has started work on a 20 acre housing development in South Gyle, Edinburgh and is poised to begin a £17.6 million housing development in Larbert.

In Edinburgh, Persimmon has started building 204 properties at its £24 million development named Station Mews at the historic St Augustine’s School site.

The builder said the site will feature a mix of homes, offering two, three, four and five-bedroom homes along with a range of two-bedroom apartments.

The development is set to launch on 28th March with the first properties to be completed in November 2015.

Jim Kirkpatrick, managing director for Persimmon Homes East Scotland, said: “We are delighted to get construction underway and address the known demand for our quality new homes in the central Edinburgh area.

“We are confident that the range of properties on offer will meet the needs of the local housing market and appeal to families just starting out as well as those looking to move to a bigger home with more space.

“Buying a new home is now more affordable and straightforward than ever thanks to a range of buying incentives including the Government-backed Help to Buy, Home Change, where we assist you in selling your existing house and the Persimmon Part Exchange scheme, where we buy your old home for its full market value.”

The development will also contribute Section 75 funding of £518,476 for educational purposes in the community and deliver 51 mixed tenure ‘affordable homes’.

The second development will see Persimmon Homes East Scotland deliver a total of 128 homes at the former Bellsdyke Hospital in Kinnaird Village after being given the green light by Falkirk Council in February.

The site will feature a collection of 93 semi-detached new Persimmon homes and 35 detached four, five and six-bedroom executive homes with a central open space surrounded by mature woodland developed by sister brand Charles Church.

Speaking of the new development Jim Kirkpatrick added: “Our further investment in Larbert is testament to our commitment to support the local community, create jobs and enhance a site which has laid vacant for many years.

“A new and thriving community is already forming at Kinnaird Village with a primary school and retail units already established.”

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