New homes to spring from whisky site
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
A housebuilder has been granted planning permission to develop 98 new homes on the site of whisky firm Bell's former headquarters.
Persimmon Homes East Scotland's £16 million residential scheme at Cherrybank in Perth will feature a collection of 84 two, three, four and five-bedroom properties and 14 affordable apartments.
The firm's managing director, Jim Kirkpatrick, said: “We are delighted to be involved in the redevelopment of the land where the Bells Whisky headquarters once stood and we will take great care to restore and re-site the well-known Sadie MacLennan mosaic that commemorates the site’s history.
“We are proposing that the mosaic takes pride of place at the entrance to a pedestrian walkway to the north of the site.
“Considerable thought has also gone into the landscaping and open space to ensure that the development blends sympathetically with the attractive setting and surrounding countryside off Glasgow Road.”
Work on the development is expected to begin next month with the first properties anticipated to be released for sale in August.