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Affordable homes take shape at Shawfair

April 28 2022

Affordable homes take shape at Shawfair

Dandara East Scotland is progressing plans for 56 homes at Shawfair, Midlothian, with the appointment of JR Scaffold Services.

Including 18 affordable homes spread within two, three-storey blocks, the build is the latest stage in efforts to build a 4,000 home new town.

In a statement, Dandara wrote: "Shawfair offers country living within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre on the rural edge of Edinburgh, surrounded by beautiful countryside, a good choice of woodlands and country parks. Since the Edinburgh coast is just a few miles away, you'll have the best of both worlds here.

"The well-planned town centre of Shawfair caters for all the needs of couples and growing families alike, with offices, shops, schools and community spaces all close to our new homes in this up and coming area."

All homes come with photovoltaic panels to provide renewable electricity. 

7 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 28 Apr 2022 at 10:52 AM
Pretty dismal, if this is "the latest stage in efforts to build a 4000 home new town" then it will be a really grim place once completed.
KLD
#2 Posted by KLD on 28 Apr 2022 at 16:45 PM
Should be solar panels on all those roofs.
Craig Sanderson
#3 Posted by Craig Sanderson on 28 Apr 2022 at 17:24 PM
Thanks for this.
What proportion/how many of the 18 'affordable' new homes will be for social rent (ie not intermediate/midmarket rent).
Glasgow Bob
#4 Posted by Glasgow Bob on 28 Apr 2022 at 20:52 PM
#1 David. We all don't want picture frame windows and high ceilinged souless boxes that look like pretentious art galleries and are a fortune to heat. Most normal folk will love them but you can avert your eyes behind your silk hanky.
Peter
#5 Posted by Peter on 29 Apr 2022 at 14:26 PM
#3 Hopefully none. Keep this type of dwelling for outer bypass donut.
Edinburgh Archie
#6 Posted by Edinburgh Archie on 3 May 2022 at 15:19 PM
With no picture frame windows, there will be more wall space internally for them to hang their Caravaggio's, van Leyden's and C├ęzanne's.
Skepti-Cal
#7 Posted by Skepti-Cal on 3 May 2022 at 15:21 PM
Everyone knows that cutting edge quality architecture will be produced "with the appointment of JR Scaffold Services".

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