Hardies appointed employer’s agent at new Dalkeith development HQ
HARDIES Property & Construction Consultants has been appointed as employer’s agent for Melville Housing Association at Lovell Partnerships’ new housing development in Mayfield, Dalkeith.
Work is underway on the construction of two, three and four-bedroom homes, some 39 of which at North Mayfield (Oak Place) comprise a mix of terraces, cottage flats and bungalows for Melville Housing Association. Two of these properties are wheelchair units and there are four enhanced units for Melville which include triple glazed windows, enhanced building fabric, double PV, and EV chargers.
Jennifer Dunn, associate quantity surveyor at Hardies, said, “We have a long-standing relationship with Melville Housing Association to provide employer’s agent and CDM advisor roles, and are thrilled to be working with them again on this latest project.
“This is our second project with Lovell as contractor to start on site this year and, with sustainability becoming increasingly vital, we are excited to be working towards producing some enhanced units on this development.”
John McMorrow, chief executive of Melville Housing, added, “We are delighted to continue our excellent working relationship with Hardies on these new, and vitally important, affordable homes, made possible thanks to Scottish Government funding and support from Midlothian Council. The huge numbers on Midlothian’s social housing waiting list demonstrate the desperate need for good quality, affordable and sustainable homes and, by working with companies like Hardies and Lovell, we will do everything we can to respond to this demand.”
The development will feature a series of sustainability measures. Homes will have roof mounted PV panels and are said to be designed to the ‘latest technical standards’ in terms of insulation, air tightness and energy ratings. A number of EV charge points will also be incorporated.
Source:- Project Scotland : https://https://projectscot.com/2023/08/hardies-appointed-employers-agent-at-new-dalkeith-development//