Double win for Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts
Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts has secured new business worth £7 million to develop brownfield sites in Kilmarnock and Midlothian.
In Kilmarnock the company has been awarded a £4.4 million contract to develop a 1.8 acre area of land at West Langlands Street, East Ayrshire. When complete the development will supply East Ayrshire Council with 39 affordable homes, comprising six property types – some designed for fully accessible wheelchair living.
In Dalkeith, Midlothian, Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts is once again working with Places for People, a property management, development and regeneration company, and Castle Rock Edinvar, one of Scotland’s leading housing associations. The Thornybank development will deliver 25 units - 11 social housing properties for Castle Rock Edinvar and 14 for mid-market rent on behalf of Places for People.
Work is underway at Thornybank, which will feature a range of properties including private residential, mid-market rental and social housing. along with commercial units. To assist the financial viability of the project, Mactaggart & Mickel Contacts were able to offer a turnkey solution. The units will be handed over to Places for People and Castle Rock Edinvar in a walk-in condition upon completion.
Peter Shepherd, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts, said: “We have been delivering developments in partnership with local authorities and housing associations for a number of years and are well-versed in the need to offer value for money without compromising on quality. We hope that these much needed energy efficient affordable homes will make a positive difference to the new residents when completed.
“There remains a shortage of social and mid-market housing in Scotland and, with 88 years of construction experience behind us, Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts is ideally positioned to provide quality solutions to match our clients’ needs.