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Shawfair development advances with Millerhill progress

August 11 2016

Shawfair development advances with Millerhill progress
Edinburgh’s £200m Shawfair urban expansion, which could deliver up to 4,000 new homes in the city, has advanced with the release of the first homes at Millerhill by Mactaggart & Mickel and Buccleuch Property.

When complete Millerhill will consist of 138 homes ranging in size from one bed flats to five bed villas, delivered using the developers existing range of house style templates created by Mactaggart & Mickel’s architectural manager Chris McWilliams.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes director Joanne Casey said: “This marks one of the first steps in helping to create the new Shawfair community which will be delivered by a number of developers including ourselves over the next 20 years.”

New schools, commercial premises, a library, village green and a community hub are also planned, all of which will plug into Shawfair, a new town centre and railway station built on the newly reopened Borders Railway.
As many as 4,000 homes could be built over the next 20 years
As many as 4,000 homes could be built over the next 20 years


#1 Posted by rabbie on 11 Aug 2016 at 11:38 AM
Argh - my eyes!!
#2 Posted by Basho on 11 Aug 2016 at 15:39 PM
Ooooft! My expectations for Shawfair were always low. They have now plummeted to below the Mariana Trench.
Big Chanterelle
#3 Posted by Big Chanterelle on 11 Aug 2016 at 16:06 PM
Och, this is awffy bonny. I jist wish the concrete modernist brigade wid stop hinking white render, blocky shapes ad zinc panelled roofs make urban utopias when pure pastiche beauty lik this exists.
Big Chantelle
#4 Posted by Big Chantelle on 12 Aug 2016 at 12:19 PM
"often imitated never duplicated"

See the imposter in post number 3. I guess am flattered.

As fur these hooses, well, they're awright. It's nice tae see hooses that look like erm, hooses and no 'parametric' scribbles some architect imitating Big Zaha (R.I.P/PEACE BE UPON YOU) designed fur an aerial perspective wae no human scale.

But a also understand the disdane some ppl will huv wae thum as seen in the posts above. Ye see, these folk need tae be seen tae be trendy in their views. Or contrarians. I mean, how else can they survive the hipster swag-battles ae Finnieston when they're oot tae impress wae thur faux Glesga posh uni accent in full swing? So they aline thur views tae be different fur the sake ae being different and attack anyhing remotely 'normal' or 'traditional' because in thur 'hipster' world that is just so wrang! An God forbid we make hooses in Scotland that have a local vernacular style because ye know, that's just so 'backwards'. I mean, we've got tae keep up wae the multicultural, denial ae oor heritage culture if we want to pander tae the P.C lefties........

I'd take this anyday oor that abomination happening in Glesga's Sighthill right noo which given time will be a ghetto paradise.
Auntie Nairn
#5 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 12 Aug 2016 at 13:27 PM
Come to Shawfair!! See the slums of tomorrow, today!!
#6 Posted by Egbert on 12 Aug 2016 at 14:33 PM
#3 Interesting to see that 'hipsters' have now joined lefties, multiculturalism and Motherwell Polytechnic (sic) on Big Channie's Most Reviled list. At this rate we'll all be on there, with just BC left on the outside ranting, railing and tilting at (modernist) windmills...
#7 Posted by Clive on 14 Aug 2016 at 06:57 AM
it says it all when the Developer clearly forked out significantly more cash for the suburban-bland Interior Images than he did for the exteriors..
#8 Posted by FHM on 14 Aug 2016 at 12:14 PM
0 Points: Nonsensical, repetitive ramblings, that make little sense whilst written in poorly constructed, "vernacular" text.

2 Points: "concrete lovin' brigade" / "lefties"

Only 2 points for today's rant.

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