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West Lothian company wins top prize for ambitious town development

The Winchburgh Developments team holding their certificate

The West Lothian company behind one of the most ambitious housebuilding projects in the UK has been crowned Property Company of the Year at the prestigious Scottish Property Awards.

Winchburgh Developments Ltd (WDL) triumphed at the awards, which aim to shine a spotlight on the greatest achievements in the built environment across Scotland.

They beat stiff competition from Drum Property Group, Knight Property Group and Scarborough Muir Group Ltd to take home the top award at the event.

WDL was recognised for its ongoing investment in the area and the significant development milestones it has achieved over the last 12 months with its “infrastructure-first” approach to community planning.

These include the construction and opening of the new motorway junction 1B, which has directly connected Winchburgh to the M9 motorway, part-funding of a new bus service by Lothian Country Buses linking Winchburgh to Livingston, regeneration of the 85-acre Auldcathie District Park and the sale on Beatlie Road to Wheatley Group for 81 affordable housing units and apartments for social and mid-market rent.

The company was also runner-up for Regeneration Project of the Year for its work on Auldcathie District Park.

The 85-acre greenspace was partly formed from the reclamation of a former landfill site as part of a £6 million regeneration project by WDL with input from the local community to transform it into a multi-use space for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. It now features more than 31,000 newly-planted trees, over 2.5km of running, walking and cycling loops, a biking track, extensive play areas and a popular community growing area.

John Hamilton, CEO of WDL, said: “It is an honour to be recognised as Property Company of the Year at The Scottish Property Awards. It is a testament to the hard work of all the team here at Winchburgh Developments and of our valued contractors. Of course the success of any placemaking project relies on the support of the local community and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Winchburgh for their ongoing support in making these works possible.”

Read the full article via The Daily Record here.

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