Real Estate plays a core role in our business strategy. Below is our portfolio of strategic land holdings.

EDINBURGH’S GARDEN DISTRICT

Edinburgh’s Garden District (EGD) will form an important cornerstone in delivering much needed new housing for Edinburgh. It is one of the most important development projects in Scotland.

Extending to 675 acres (250 ha) the new District will deliver up to 9,000 new homes offering a mixture of housing ranges and tenures and include up to 3,000 new affordable homes. Delivered in up to 5 new communities these new homes will be located next to jobs and integrate with and develop existing infrastructure creating an exciting new neighbourhood.

The new homes will be  for families who wish to live in close proximity to existing employment and shops and with good accessibility and connectivity to the City. Active travel will be encouraged through existing and improved public transport, pedestrian and cycling networks. The new homes will be complemented by a mixture of supporting uses and facilities including high quality public and green spaces.

All parts of the new neighbourhood  will embrace sustainability principles, providing access to infrastructure that will include schools, neighbourhood centres and health facilities and will  integrate with existing communities delivering inclusive growth and improved connectivity.

A planning application in principle was submitted in September 2015 for the first phase of the Garden District at Redheughs Village  and approved at City of Edinburgh Council planning  committee in June 2016. Following Call in by Scottish Ministers in 2016 the development finally secured Resolution to Grant in May 2020. In April 2022 we were granted full planning permission for the site.

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS GATEWAY (EIBG)

Murray Estates’ 26 acre land holding within Edinburgh International Business Gateway (EIBG) forms a highly prominent and strategic element of this significant world class Gateway site.

Murray Estates masterplan for the first phase of this exciting development capitalises on its location adjacent to Edinburgh Airport, as well as the tram halt, which is at the heart of the development.

The site also benefits from excellent road and heavy rail links and is served by a well established Park & Ride providing bus connections to and from the city.

The masterplan includes up to 400,000 sq ft of offices (class 4); 2 hotels (up to 525 beds); 15,000 sq ft retail; 11,000 sq ft leisure and over 200 residential units.

A planning application was lodged in December 2015  and was  approved at City of Edinburgh Council planning  committee in May 2019.  The application was subsequently Called in by Scottish Ministers in September 2019. A determination of the Call in is expected later in 2024.

RATHO STATION

Extending to 26 acres, the proposed development will form a sympathetic expansion to the east of Ratho Station and provide a carefully integrated mix of housing types, bringing new families to the village.

Phase 1 – Proposed residential development of 132 units occupying 12 acres.

Phase 2 – Proposed residential development of 140 units occupying 14 acres.

Ratho Station West – Phase 1

This carefully planned extension to the east of Ratho Station village will incorporate 132 new homes including over 30 new affordable homes. Consultation with the existing community resulted in proposals for a sympathetic expansion of the village delivering meaningful regeneration benefits.

In 2021 this site was sold to Taylor Wimpey.

Ratho Station East – Phase 2

Immediately adjacent to the Phase 1 development, the Phase 2 land will complete the planned regeneration and expansion of the village and will benefit from the new access from the A8.

A Planning Application Notice (PAN) has been lodged with the City of Edinburgh Council for up to 140 new homes.

Kingdom Park

Extending to 135 acres, Kingdom Park will form the new north east expansion to Kirkcaldy and provide up to 1,100 new homes in a number of new neighbourhoods.

At the heart of the development will be the new village of “Kingslaw”, delivering a traditional village centre with a mixture of convenience shopping and community facilities.

The development will also include a new commercial area conveniently located adjacent to the A92 central Fife trunk road. This area will comprise a supermarket, non-food retail units, an hotel, petrol station, leisure and fast food units.

Planning in principle has been secured and Section 75 agreed. Phases 1 and 2 have been sold to Persimmon and Barratt. Leaving phases 3 – 5 to be completed which include 600 homes, primary school and the commercial sites.

Torrance Park

Extending to 375 acres, Torrance Park is a thriving and vibrant mixed-use development lying east of Holytown and north of Newarthill in North Lanarkshire.

The Masterplan includes up to 1,700 new homes, a neighbourhood retail centre and a USGA specification 18-hole golf course. The development has 4 key elements:

Phase 1 – Residential development of 267 units occupying 30 acres.

Phase 2 – Proposed residential development of 638 units and a 13,000 sq ft neighbourhood retail centre occupying 70 acres.

Phase 3 – Proposed residential development of 800 units occupying 80 acres.

Golf Club – USGA specification 9-hole golf course with contemporary clubhouse occupying 170 acres.

Phase 1 has been sold to Taylor Wimpey and Phase 2 sold to Taylor Wimpey & Barratt. Phase 3 under is offer.

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