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Springfield Properties reveals first Inverness development


By Chris Saunderson


A HOUSEBUILDER with its roots in Moray has made its first land acquisition in Inverness.

Springfield chairman Sandy Adam (centre), Michelle Motion (finance director) and Innes Smith (chief executive).
Springfield chairman Sandy Adam (centre), Michelle Motion (finance director) and Innes Smith (chief executive).

Springfield Properties, now one of Scotland’s leading private and affordable housebuilders, wants to establish a strong foothold in the Highlands, adding to its developments in major cities and towns across Scotland.

The 14-acre development for approximately 90 homes at Easterfield Farm, Inverness will become the first Springfield development in the city, marking a key milestone as Springfield continues to execute its growth strategy. Springfield expects to begin selling homes at Easterfield Farm later this year.

In total, Springfield is considering plans for approximately 3000 new homes across a number of developments in and around Inverness and in Highland towns and villages, including Ardersier, Drumnadrochit, Dornoch and Beauly.

Springfield chief executive, Innes Smith, said: “The development, which is near to Drummossie Hotel, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Inshes Retail Park and just 15 minutes from Inverness Airport, will include of mix of private and affordable high-quality homes.

“We’ve grown Springfield by focusing on customers and on geographic expansion. This approach is successful for us.

"Springfield started as a small developer in Moray. Now we have three great brands operating across Scotland, have listed on the AIM market, with 750 employees and hundreds of sub-contractors building about 1000 homes across Scotland this year."

In the last few years the company has developed a stronger presence in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and it is already active in Dundee and Perth.

Added Mr Smith: "Now we are in a position to include Inverness in our portfolio, which is the next step for our growth.

“Inverness is a great city, rich in history, and spoilt with some of Scotland’s best scenery right on its doorstep. It’s the gateway to the Highlands, with plenty of employment opportunities, and we’re looking forward to working with the council to deliver great quality homes in the area.

“Our homes are stylish, high quality builds and energy efficient, which keeps running costs low. We give customers choices so they can tailor their home to suit them – from the design of the kitchen to the paint colour on the walls. We are excited to start selling in Inverness and working to secure planning permission for our other developments in the near future.”



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