Akela wins £6m contract to deliver 149 new homes in East Lothian

Akela will deliver 149 two three and four bedroom homes in a mix of detached semi-detached and terraced styles

AKELA Construction, part of the Akela Group, has won its second consecutive house building contract at the Ravensheugh site in Wallyford, East Lothian. The contract is worth over £6 million. 

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland appointed Akela Construction to deliver the second phase of the Ravensheugh development following Akela’s successful completion of 69 homes in phase one. 

The latest phase will see Akela deliver 149 two, three and four bedroom homes in a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced styles. 

The family-friendly Ravensheugh development is part of a wider St Clements Wells masterplan and will deliver a new primary school, secondary school and local centre. The development is situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, next to the A1.

Work started on phase two in November with Akela Construction providing a wide range of services including civils, roads, plotworks, street lighting and surfacing. 

Mark Markey, Akela Group managing director, said: “This contract win follows Akela Construction’s successful delivery of 69 new homes in phase one and we are delighted to be working with Taylor Wimpey again to deliver these much needed homes on the outskirts of the Capital.” 

“We are seeing growing levels of demand for new homes in East Lothian and across Scotland and with Akela Group’s unique combination of construction and ground engineering services, we are well positioned to offer clients a one-stop-shop to deliver these projects.”

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