Work begins on next chapter of Wemyss’ Glasgow story

Work has started on the redevelopment of three exceptional town houses in the Park District of Glasgow. Number 12, 18 and 19 Newton Place will be turned into a mix of six two-, three- and four-bedroom properties. The properties are located on a beautiful tree-lined terrace, close to Kelvingrove Park and within easy reach of the heart of the city.

“These will be lovely flats that will retain a wealth of original features,” says Development Manager, Abbi Brownlow. “The development of Newton Place from a mainly commercial to a residential street is part of an on-going programme of improvements in the surrounding area, which is already one of the most sought-after locations in the city.”

The construction phase of this exciting new development will take approximately twelve months. The design and layout of the new homes have been carefully considered to optimise space and to retain the grandeur of the original architecture. All finishes will be of the highest standard, with luxury bathrooms and kitchens just part of a bespoke package of fitments and fittings.

Rettie & Co. has been appointed as Sales Agents for the development and the property will be marketed through Rettie’s Byers Road branch. The development follows on from the success of our Lynedoch Terrace and Woodside Terrace developments in the same part of the city.

For anyone interested in the new development, full details and plans are available for view. To register interest or to arrange a meeting to find out more, please contact Abbi Brownlow. (Abbi@wpco.co.uk; 0131 240 5708)

Craigleith development moving ahead following planning permission success

The initial phase of work at our new Edinburgh development at Craigleith started in July, with the demolition of the site’s existing buildings. Construction of the new development itself is scheduled for November.

“Following a successful planning application, it is very satisfying to have begun this exciting new addition to our Edinburgh portfolio,” says Project Manager, Gareth Williams. “Alongside the demolition work, the building warrant for the development has also been submitted and the details of interior designs and finishes are currently being fine-tuned.”

The plans for the development involve the construction of eight high-quality homes that have been designed to reflect the architecture of the surrounding area.

“This is a sought after address,” Gareth adds. “It is within easy reach of the city centre, including Princess Street, and the green space of Edinburgh’s beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. It puts all of the best things that the capital has to offer within easy reach.”

Among the other attractions that are close to the development are the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, and Ravelston and Murrayfield Golf Clubs. The locality also has a good range of shops within easy reach and is close to leading schools, including Mary Erskine and Fettes College.

Anybody interested in the development should contact Abbi Brownlow for more information. (Abbi@wpco.co.uk; 0131 240 5708)

Wemyss scoops Housebuilder of the Year (less than 100 units) Award at 11th annual Scottish Home Awards

We are proud to announce that we were named Housebuilder of the Year (less than 100 units) at this year’s Scottish Home Awards. In their comments, the judges agreed that the consistency of our products and service put us ahead of the competition.

“The Small Housebuilder of the Year award is a great honour for all of us at Wemyss,” says Managing Director, Matthew Atton. “It reflects the dedication of the whole of the team to creating bespoke developments that offer homes that are the best of their type.”

We were also highly commended in Apartment of the Year Award for our residential development at Newbattle Terrace in Morningside, and highly commended in the Customer Service Excellence Award.

The Scottish Home Awards 2018, which was sponsored by Ross & Liddell, crowned 16 housebuilding companies with awards following a meticulous judging period by the country’s leading housing experts. Competition for these awards was tough, with a record 68 housebuilding companies entering the event.

The Scottish Home Awards was founded in 2007 to recognise excellence in the Scottish housebuilding industry. The awards were also a fundraiser for ‘It’s Good 2 Give’, a small charity that supports young cancer patients and their families, and for the British Red Cross.

For more details, contact Abbi Brownlow (Abbi@wpco.co.uk; 0131 240 5708).