Build Scotland Logo For Mobile
Time and date
Share this page
Construction News

Community Benefits Milestone Reached On Newton Mearns Development

Construction News Image
Work is continuing over plans to build more than 800 new homes in East Renfrewshire.

Developers CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland are set to build 834 new homes in Maidenhill, Newton Mearns.

A range of community benefits to be provided by the developers have now been agreed with the council.

Features include;

• The creation of a range of properties from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom detached homes.

• Land and funding to facilitate the construction of Maidenhill Primary – a brand new non-denominational school offering 444 primary school places as well as 120 nursery places.

• Multiple pockets of land to facilitate the delivery of affordable housing.

• A multi-use games area (MUGA) and 3G pitch within the school, and available for use by the wider community.

eco insulate

• Generous public open space throughout the development – equivalent to around 19 football pitches – including a linear green corridor and host of pocket parks.

• A contribution towards local community halls, sports grounds, sports halls and centres, libraries and community health and care provision.

• Contribution of land towards a community faith facility.

• Additional contributions towards off-site road improvements at Mearns Cross and sustainable transport.

Managing Director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Willie Burns said: "Reaching the conclusion of this agreement for Maidenhill marks another milestone on the journey towards creating a fantastic new community that will complement and become an extension to Newton Mearns' existing neighbourhoods.

"We'll be working closely with East Renfrewshire Council and the local community to ensure Newton Mearns reaps the benefits of our long-term investment in the area."

Managing Director of CALA Homes (West), Jim McIntyre, added: "We take our responsibility to improve the local community seriously, and this is evident in our plans for Maidenhill. As well as retaining plenty of open green space and creating new homes designed in to the landscape, we are also providing land for much needed affordable housing, and land for a new on-site school – with additional investment planned for local infrastructure and facilities as the development progresses."


Latest Construction News


New plans have been revealed for a development project at Queen Street Station in Glasgow. Around £80 million is to be invested at the North Hanover Street car park site of the station to create extensive retail, food and beverage facilities, as well as a further development deck upon which further

AECOM has been selected to carry out a transport improvement study in the south west of Scotland. The probe will focus on access to the ports at Cairnryan and the findings will help inform the Scottish Government's forthcoming review of transport investment priorities through the second Strategic

A project milestone has been reached on a £25 million Isle of Skye fish feed facility. Robertson has reached the topping out stage of the scheme at Allt Anavig quarry at Kyleakin. The new plant, which is being delivered for Marine Harvent and has an overall cost of £93m, is due to complete towards

More than £15 million is being awarded towards community projects that help cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. A total of £15.3m from the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) will be shared among 110 recipients across Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest round of CCF

An extra £360,000 has been invested into repairing potholes over the past two weeks in Dundee. Five pothole filling squads were dispatched by the city council to repair the city's roads after the recent snow melted following bad weather. Mark Flynn depute convener of the local authority's city dev

More than £200,000 is to be invested in schools repairs and improvements across West Lothian. The work will take place over the Easter holiday period at 52 primary, secondary, ASN and nursery schools. Features will include roof works, lighting repairs, asbestos removal and ventilation. Other sched

New research has revealed almost one third of UK home owners would rather hire a female builder over a male builder. The Federation of Master Builders' (FMB) latest study reveals 30% of home owners would feel more positive about hiring a female builder or tradesperson to complete a task in their ho

LDA Design has submitted plans to build a new permanent safety structure on Union Bridge in Aberdeen. The proposed barrier will replace temporary fencing and would be made from steel and powder coated in a copper colour. In addition, the barrier would be a lighter structure to complement the existi

Work on a new £14.8 million housing development in Glasgow is now complete. A total of 130 new 'affordable' homes have been built by CCG for Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) in Dougrie Drive, Castlemilk. In addition, there is an amenity block of 44 self-contained flats, 11 of which are suitable f

Work is continuing on a gantry refurbishment project along the M8 motorway. So far, Scotland TranServ has reinstated five out of the current crop of gantries, with a further two scheduled for removal this month. These include; • M8 Eastbound Junction 11 near Glasgow Fort • M8 Eastbound Junction
Richardson and StarlingPinefield Glass LtdTHT Scaffolding Company Ltd.Morris & Spottiswood LtdQTS Training LtdCyclone Steel BuildingsMcMillan Contracting LtdMG Scotland LtdDesign Lighting Services LtdMore Than Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd
Terms and Conditions