Scotland new homes round-up - the best of today's new build properties

Posted 30 May 2017 by Keith Osborne

Our latest round-up of new build homes for sale in developments situated across Scotland, covering a range of budgets and property types...

The impending general election is another chance for the electorate to consider the importance of housing in their decision as to who should run their country from 9 June.

The target currently is for tens of thousands of new homes, many of them at an ‘affordable’ level to meet the demands of the market. A number of new developments have been approved recently to bring substantial new housing to different parts of the country.

Perth and Kinross Council has granted permission to build 700 new homes in Scone. Despite many objections, the Scone North scheme was approved. Around 25% of the homes are proposed to be ‘affordable’. John Stephen, managing director of construction company A&J Stephen, has said: “Our vision is not only to help address what is both a national and local shortfall in housing but to create a high-quality and desirable neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.”

Arbroath-based Angus Housing Association and Cairn Housing Association have started work on their inaugural joint venture, which with bring 71 houses for affordable rent as part of the Muirlands Park development at East Muirlands Road in Arbroath, with housebuilder Persimmon also building 216 further homes for private sale. Cairn chief executive, Jason MacGilp, says: “Like Angus, we are determined that we should play our part in helping to meet the Scottish government’s ambitious plans to transform social housing provision in Scotland over the next few years.”

Port of Leith Housing Association will bring 302 affordable homes to be built within the next five years on a site on West Harbour Road in Granton, part of the Granton Harbour masterplan has a target of 2,000 new homes together with retirement living, public open spaces, a healthcare centre, shops, offices and a hotel, as well as the capital’s new marina.

Here are the WhatHouse? team’s pick of current new homes for sale in Scotland:

Meadows Point in Edinburgh (Quartermile)

Meadows Point (Quartermile)This multi-award-winning development has its final phase of apartments released, with now just a few opportunities to buy a luxury property at a central location and with notable views across the Scottish capital.

The Foster + Partners designed  apartment building contains 104 one- and two-bedroom apartments with an excellent specification. Two-bedroom plot 730, on the fifth floor and priced at £499,995, is a great example of what buyers can expect, with 868 sq ft of living space, a designer kitchen with separate utility room, a Villeroy and Boch bathroom and en suite and built-in wardrobes to both bedrooms.

Quartermile sales and marketing director, Jan Welsh, says: “The apartments in Meadows Point are the epitome of sophistication and city living chic, combining spacious rooms, excellent views and stunning interior design. Demand is currently at an all-time high with buyers drawn to Quartermile for the lifestyle it offers along with the high quality and attention to detail, what’s more, Meadows Point is the last building to be developed alongside The Meadows therefore we expect the momentum to continue for the final phase.”

The marketing centre at 9 Lister Square is open seven days a week, from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Prices: From £345,000

Find out more at ;  0845 000 2525

Burnell Park in Haddington, East Lothian (Avant Homes)

Burnell ParkThis is a collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom houses situated 15 miles from Edinburgh. Specification includes designer, Italian-inspired space with ‘floating’ units, mood lighting, integrated appliances, bi-fold doors to the rear garden (with turf and patio areas), and bathroom and en suites with hidden storage and full-height tiling.

Last weekend, the housebuilder hosted a Part Exchange event, but even if you missed that, the offer is still there for those with a home to sell to avoid the property chain and estate agency hassle and use their existing home against the purchase of a brand new one here.

Haddington is only 35 minutes by car from the centre of Edinburgh and, along with having its own useful amenities, within easy reach of other towns along the A1 and a short drive from the East Lothian coast for scenery and numerous links golf courses.

Prices: From £239,995

Find out more at ; 01620 807473

Riverside Point in Braehead, Renfrewshire (Springfield)

Riverside PointIn March, the housebuilder launched a four-bedroom show house at this site to the west of Glasgow, a successful decision as now just one of this ‘Malham’ house type remains for sale there.

This three-storey house has a flexible interior layout and a specification with a number of options from Springfield’s ‘Choices’ collection. It has a master bedroom with en suite and built-in wardrobe and bedrooms that can also function as a study, studio, playroom or perhaps a home gym.

Lynn Houston, sales manager for Braehead, has been impressed by the reaction the show home has inspired in visitors to the site: “Since we opened the showroom the popularity of the development has increased. We have recorded high levels of sales at Braehead with 12 in the last month alone. We still have 13 equally stunning homes available, either semi-detached or detached, with two, three or four bedrooms, but the ‘Malham’ is definitely the star. The flexible living spaces it offers broadens its appeal.”

Prices: From £125,000

Find out more at ; 0141 886 7280

Brook Fields in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire (Miller Homes)

Brook FieldsReleased earlier this month is this development of 36 units, with a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in the Lindsayfield area on the edge of this popular town. The housebuilder has chosen some of its best-received house types for this scheme, including the two-bedroom ‘Angus’ and the four-bedroom ‘Blair’.

This development is conveniently located for East Kilbride’s renowned shopping complex as well as bars, restaurants, a host of high-quality leisure facilities and gyms. Going further afield, Glasgow’s city centre is only a quarter-of-an-hour away by road and the M77 is also within easy reach as are two airports.

Building work has already commenced and the first residents are expected to move in by this autumn 2017. Help to Buy Scotland is available on some plots.

For more information or to register interest call 0800 840 8445 or visit our development at Manor Wynd in East Kilbride.

Prices: From £160,000

Find out more about Miller Homes’ developments in South Lanarkshire 

Pennywell Living in Edinburgh (Urban Union)

Pennywell LivingVisitors to this site in the north of the capital now have a new show home and new view home to look at, with these two three-bedroom properties each showing the range of features and specification on offer at this development, which features a collection of one- to four-bedroom..

The ‘Lorimer’ show home and ‘Rowand’ view home are both arranged over two storeys, with an open-plan kitchen/dining room, lounge, cloakroom, family bathroom, and three well-proportioned bedrooms with fitted wardrobes.

Kirsty Robertson, sales and marketing manager at Urban Union, says: “Our view and show homes at Pennywell Living are an excellent example of the type of top-quality homes available at the development. Pennywell is a great choice for buyers looking for easy access to Edinburgh city centre and is located near to a great selection of amenities. With 14 different house types and apartments, all of which are well suited to a range of different house-hunters, our homes are excellent value for money.”

Prices: From £135,000

Find out more at ; 0131 343 3391

Gospatrick Grange in Dunbar, East Lothian (Taylor Wimpey)

Gospatrick Grange​A new phase of homes is open at this development, with a number of assistance schemes for buyers, such as Help to Buy Scotland and the housebuilder’s own easymover scheme, on some plots.

Karen Armstrong, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, says: “There’s a whole host of reasons why it’s the right time buy a brand new home. By buying from Taylor Wimpey, there’s no upward property chain to worry about for a start, and when customers move into their property everything is new and untouched by any previous owners. We’re really excited to announce that our latest phase of new homes is now available for sale at Gospatrick Grange.”

Buyers have a choice of homes styles, from two-bedroom starter homes to five-bedroom executive villas.

Prices: From £177,000

Find out more about Gospatrick Grange from Taylor Wimpey 

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