A NEW housebuilder has been identified to deliver homes in Haddington after Stewart Milne Homes fell into liquidation.

Half-finished homes and piles of material were left at the Letham Mains site on the western edge of the town when the firm collapsed at the beginning of the year.

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Now, Dundas, which is behind the £35m The Wireworks development in Musselburgh, has confirmed the takeover of 34 plots in the Letham Views development.

By stepping into the project, Dundas says that it has committed to delivering high-spec homes that exceed industry standards – with the aim of delivering the final sales completion by May next year.

Craig Fairfoull, sales and marketing director at Dundas, said: “We understand the challenges and uncertainties faced by the prospective homeowners around the history of this site.

“Our primary goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible, and we urge those who had reservations with Stewart Milne for one of these plots to contact us immediately.

“Along with building 34 homes; we are looking at ways in which we can address certain communal issues.

“It is our hope that we can deliver these much-needed homes within 12 months, allowing prospective buyers to finally move into the homes they have been looking forward to.”

Various house types

The firm is now urging potential buyers who may have reserved a plot with the previous developer to contact them as soon as possible to register their interest.

The development will see Dundas complete various house types that were similar to those proposed by the previous developer, such as two-bedroom apartments, mid and end terrace homes, and larger detached homes.

Dundas was supported through the acquisition of the site by solicitors Anderson Strathern and administrators Teneo.

A number of different housebuilders have been involved with the wider Letham Mains site.

More than 800 homes have consent for the area, which is also home to Letham Mains Primary School.

The £8.6-million school features 14 classrooms, an early learning and childcare centre, a dining hall, dance space and a two-court PE hall with retractable seating for performance and community use.

It will eventually become home to about 420 pupils.

If existing Stewart Milne residents have any queries about the communal areas, they can contact the customer care team at customercare@dundas.co.uk

Prospective buyers who had reservations previously can email sales@dundas.co.uk to contact Dundas.