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Hart Builders kick off first phase of £5.3m Borders project

Posted: 22nd June 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has appointed Hart Builders, part of the award-winning Cruden Group, to carry out the first phase of a new build housing development in Beanburn, Ayton.

The £5.3m project is the fifth project to be delivered by Hart Builders in partnership with BHA and will bring the total number of homes they have delivered jointly to 129.

The 31 new homes are due to complete in summer next year and will provide a mix of bungalows, wheelchair accessible properties and three and four-bedroom family homes.  All properties are set in generous plots and will offer modern and spacious homes that are energy efficient, keeping running costs low for tenants.

Andy Mallice, Managing Director of Hart Builders said:  “This development follows on from several successful projects we have delivered over the past four years for Berwickshire Housing Association. We are delighted to continue our strong working relationship with the Association, and designers Smith Scott Mullan and Harley Haddow, to bring 31 quality homes to the area.

Andy Mallice

“Hart Builders, as part of the Cruden Group, ensures that all developments support the local community, and on this development, we will be offering opportunities to local sub-contractors to ensure we maximise the benefits of the project for the local economy.  We are also pleased to make a donation to the local primary school to help deliver improvements to their playground.”

Berwickshire Housing Association’s chief executive, Helen Forsyth, said: “We are delighted to appoint Hart Builders to deliver these new homes in Beanburn.  The new development is part of BHA’s ongoing commitment to meet the demand for much needed quality affordable housing in the area.”

The Cruden Group has worked closely with Unite, the Scottish Building Federation, Scottish Futures Trust and Construction Scotland to develop and test robust site protocols in relation to Covid-19 and demonstrate examples of best practice on site. Hart Builders will work with colleagues, sub-contractors and suppliers to rigorously enforce and strictly monitor the new procedures at the Beanburn development.


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