The first new homes are ready at High Buckholm, Galashiels
We are delighted to announce that Phase 1, the first 11 new 2 and 3 bedroom homes at High Buckholm site in Galashiels called Buckholm Burn Court, are complete and have been handed over by Buckholm Ltd. These zero-carbon properties have been allocated with tenants moving into their new homes this week.
Phase 1 involved some complex engineering works to situate the 11 homes in 3 separate terraces whilst bringing an access road from the A7 up through the site. There were also extensive retaining features needed to allow the homes to be formed on the three distinct levels. These new homes are highly insulated, utilising modern heating and hot water technology to make them comfortable and safe to live in as well as being affordable.
- The heating and hot water is provided by an air source heat pump
- Each property has own private rear garden
Phase 2 comprises of 69 new 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes as a continuation of this Phase 1 project. The access road will continue up to the top of the site before moving Westerly across the top of the site. These homes, whilst meeting the high safety standards, also contain a full fire suppression system linked to the smoke alarms. This measure will ensure the homes are even safer for our new tenants moving in. We hope to have the first tranche of these new homes available in early 2023.