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Affordable housebuilder's scores nearly £60m in new contracts

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development

Affordable housebuilder's scores nearly 60m in near contracts Affordable housebuilder's scores nearly 60m in near contracts

Affordable housing developer Lovell's Scottish business has won five contracts worth a total of £59 million this summer.

The deals will see the constructor deliver 675 homes at locations in West Lothian and Edinburgh.

Lovell has just been appointed by Places for People to design and build a £16.7m development of 183 affordable homes in Wester Hailes, south-west Edinburgh (pictured). Construction will start this month on the two-year scheme, which will create 40 townhouses and 143 flats.

This latest win comes shortly after the company’s appointment for three new contracts worth more than £38m for West Lothian Council.

Lovell will build 443 council homes – in Bathgate, Blackburn, Pumpherston and Broxburn in West Lothian - as part of the authority’s major new-build housing programme.

In addition, Lovell has been chosen by Almond Housing Association to build a £4.1m development of 49 houses and flats for social rent at Whitburn, Bathgate. Work has just started on the 60-week construction programme.

“Our teams are delighted to be starting work on these major housing schemes,” said Lovell regional director Alan Taylor. “As well as creating much-needed new affordable homes, these developments will play an important part in helping drive forward the local economy by delivering local jobs and training opportunities. That is essential to us as a company which is committed to long-term investment in communities. Our aim is to have a positive impact in the areas where we work, enabling lasting benefits of the projects we work on to be shared by local people.”

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