Keep an online watch on Shawfair plans

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the recent official opening of the Shawfair development
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the recent official opening of the Shawfair development

Shawfair LLP, the developer responsible for the Shawfair development to the north of Midlothian, has unveiled its new place-making website.

The launch of shawfair. follows a busy summer of activity on site and the opening of the new Borders Railway with a dedicated station at Shawfair.

The new design-led website will allow stakeholders, local community and potential future residents to follow the plans for the development, view project maps and hear about about upcoming information events.

Those interested in the development will be able to watch as the project unfolds and, in due course, find out about viewings and other retail opportunities.

There is a busy programme of activity underway at Shawfair, with construction work set to begin towards the end of this year at Millerhill followed by Danderhall South.

The early phases of construction expect to see an estimated 600 houses built over the next five years, with the first houses at Millerhill due in autumn 2016.

The launch of the Borders Rail will connect the future development with Edinburgh city centre in around 15 minutes and the Scottish Borders in under an hour.

Shawfair LLP director Nick Waugh said: “We are very pleased to unveil our new website.

“Over the coming months we will have a number of exciting announcements and gives us a platform from which to share this news as the site works move forward.

“Shawfair, when complete, will be the third biggest town in Midlothian and will create an entirely new, self-sufficient community with modern high-quality homes, schools, offices, leisure and amenity facilities, retail outlets and landscaped outdoor space.

“This launch brings this innovative large-scale development one step closer to fruition.”

Shawfair LLP is a joint venture between Buccleuch Property and Mactaggart & Mickel Homes.

It is expected to deliver 4,000 new homes, business space, public amenities and landscaped environment.