Over the years Springfield Partnerships have built an impressive total of over 3,500 new homes in locations spanning the length and breadth of Scotland.
From Dornoch to Duns, Largs to the Lothians - we have brought our mix of well built, energy efficient homes equipped to accomodate varying needs, and provided infrastructure to support the local community. We would love to talk about all of our developments, but the list would just be too long, so here are some of our personal highlights from over the years.
Linkwood View, Elgin - Specialist care home
In just over a year, Springfield Partnerships created a flatted development specifically for the elderly, in partnership with Hanover Housing Association, named Linkwood View by local nursery children.
Made up of 30 wheelchair accessible apartments, six of the self-contained flats are tailored to meet the needs of residents with dementia. There are live-in staff members working on rotation and a communal hub creating a social area for the residents. Hanover Projects Manager Julie MacKinnon said:
Springfield have been an excellent developer to work with bringing the project to completion within budget and to a high standard of workmanship and quality.
We are all very proud of what we have achieved here. The courtyard is absolutely stunning. I have no doubt the tenants will love to spend their time pottering around here.
This progressive and innovative development was named Social Housing of the Year Award 2017 by Premier Guarantee.
Bertha Park, Perth - Private rental accommodation
Bertha Park is an exciting new village created by Springfield, with everything a community needs to thrive from shops, education, a bus route and a range of housing. We are happy to have not only introduced private and social housing to the area, but also professionally managed homes for private rent, in partnership with Sigma Capital plc.
Introducing a new option for families to put down roots, whilst renting privately from a professional landlord, will further enhance Berth Park’s offering and will help set a new standard for the creation of successful, sustainable, mixed-tenure communities in Scotland.
Given the infancy of the ‘Family’ or ‘suburban’ ‘Build to Rent’ (BTR) market across the UK, and the challenges the sector has faced in stimulating any BTR institutional investment in Scotland, we are extremely proud to pioneer housing delivery in this way.
Lhanbryde - Bespoke disability bungalows
In partnership with Moray Council, we built ten specialist bungalows in Lhanbryde. Eight of the homes were allocated to a specific tenant with autism or other complex needs and designed to fit their physical and mental health needs. The other two bungalows contain office accommodation and communal facilities.
All properties have two bedrooms, a living space, kitchen and two bathrooms. This allows independent space for the resident and accommodation for a carer.
Macmerry, Edinburgh - Regeneration project
Springfield Partnerships worked with the LAR Housing Trust, a Scottish housing charity, on this project to transform an abandoned car mechanics garage to create 2 & 3 bedroom homes for mid-market rent.
The site was revitalised from a unsightly and potentially hazardous area, into a much needed development which helped to address the high demand for housing in East Lothian. It was a challenging project, from securing planning through to demolition of the existing buildings, but ultimately worth the effort.
LAR Chief Executive, Ann Leslie said:
We are delighted to purchase these fantastic new homes which have attracted considerable interest and demand from local people wishing to stay in the Macmerry area but who have otherwise been unable to find suitable homes.
"This was our first project with Springfield and we will certainly be looking at other opportunities to work together going forward. Springfield’s quality of work and attention to detail has been superb and I wish their team every success for the future.