L-R Damian Sanaghan, head of finance, Lisa Archibald, head of sales, Ryan Barker, technical manager, Iain Innes - managing director, Jake Poole, senior land manager, Colin Connell, group partnership director, Bryan Galloway, head of construction.

HOUSEBUILDER Dandara (East Scotland) has relocated into the Central Belt as part of its ambitious expansion drive to more than quadruple its annual rate of construction.

Managing director Iain Innes, who joined Dandara last year, has led a recruitment campaign to get a larger team in place ready to expand and develop the housebuilders Scottish housebuilding operations, which has meant that the division rapidly outgrew its previous headquarters on George Street in Edinburgh.

The new base in Newbridge is just 10 miles west of the city centre and conveniently close to Edinburgh Airport with staff now ideally situated for commuting to Edinburgh, Fife, The Lothians and Central Belt, where the business will be focusing its housebuilding programme.

Mr Innes joined Dandara last summer, with a vision to expand the Scottish business from building around 100 homes each year to delivering 450 to 500 annually – including broadening its target market to include first time buyers and second steppers.

“Dandara already has a well-deserved reputation for creating high-quality homes, and recently gained the coveted 5-star status from the HBF (Home Builders Federation) on its first assessment,” said Innes. “We now intend to build on that success by taking the business to the next level – expanding our operation, employing more staff and building more quality homes to serve the rapidly growing economy of East Central Scotland.”