The first section of land designated exclusively for employment in connection with the development of Blindwells in East Lothian has been released.
A former open pit mine, the town’s new development is located 12 miles south-east of Edinburgh.
Developer Land of Hargreaves is making up to five acres available to businesses starting in fall 2022 as the first of a range of suitable sites within the development.
The firm has appointed an independent real estate advisor Ryden to begin marketing the first installment, which is suitable for a range of commercial uses including offices, workspaces and storage and is conveniently located adjacent to new downtown facilities.
The employment site will allow companies to set up in Blindwells, thus benefiting from the accessibility and infrastructure of the site. Creating new employment opportunities will support the development of a strong and cohesive community, according to Hargreaves.
Bruce Lindsay, Director of Development at Hargreaves Land, said: “This is a very interesting addition to the overall Blindwells proposition. We are looking to work with local and national businesses who want to take advantage of all the program has to offer. Locating your business in Blindwells means you can benefit from a growing residential community, super-fast broadband, acres of attractive green space, all in a very accessible location.
“Our upcoming downtown facility will also offer a range of retail and leisure equipment, so we believe Blindwells has a lot to offer as a business address and offers a rare opportunity to live, work and play at the same. place. The development of new homes is progressing tremendously, so we look forward to moving forward with the commercial element of the program.
Cameron Whyte, partner at Ryden, added: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting phase of Blindwells. The land is strategically located just off the A1 and would be suitable for a wide range of commercial uses. The focus will be on creating a high-quality business environment that complements the development of the New Town of Blindwells as well as serving the Greater East Lothian area with much-needed employment opportunities.
Hargreaves Land delivers the new town with consent for the development of 1,600 new homes in Blindwells as well as stores, restaurants, recreation facilities and a new school. More than 200 new homes are currently under development by Bellway and Cruden, with Persimmon Homes scheduled to begin on-site work in early 2022 on 197 more homes and Ogilvie Homes delivering 77 homes from summer 2022.