143 New Homes Near Edinburgh

Stewart Milne Homes has announced a multi-million-pound investment in the new development and town of Shawfair with plans for 143 new homes.

Shawfair, located within the Edinburgh City Bypass, is the biggest urban expansion near Edinburgh in modern times with the additional properties from Stewart Milne Homes bringing the total number of new homes with consent to over 1,000.

The first of the 115 premium houses from Stewart Milne Homes have just been released for sale and a range of three, four, five and six bedroom homes are available. A further 28 homes are also being built which have been allocated for affordable housing in partnership with Midlothian Council.

Stewart Milne Homes is also supporting the local economy with the creation of apprenticeship roles.

Neil Thomson, deputy managing director for Stewart Milne Homes, said: “‘Stewart Milne Homes has a long and proud tradition of supporting careers in construction with a culture that has no limits on personal development. We are actively looking to recruit site-based trade apprentices for Shawfair who will have the opportunity to work and learn on this exciting new community and develop their careers as we play our part in growing this new town.’’

The 16.1 acre (6.5 hectare) land is located on the edge of The Wisp and Danderhall village and is an allocated development site under the adopted Midlothian Local Development Plan. The new community, just south of Edinburgh, is close to Dalkeith Country Park, is set to be Scotland’s best connected new town with excellent connectivity to Edinburgh, the Borders and beyond.

Shawfair will also be one of the first developments to feature newly designed properties from Stewart Milne Homes which were designed during Covid-19 with a new way of living at the forefront of the mind. As well as creating a range of high quality, elegant properties, the leading housebuilder is also focused on building a community with tree lined streets as well as substantial greenspace to be enjoyed by local residents. Adjacent to the development will be a network of cycling and walking paths as well as woodland and play areas. The new homes will also be located close to Shawfair railway station and a regular service taking 15 minutes to Edinburgh City Centre

The new flexible and adaptable family homes from Stewart Milne Homes will be situated to the west of the vibrant and sustainable Shawfair town centre which will include a new education and community campus, a medical centre and offices, as well as shops and restaurants.