ONE of Scotland’s leading private and affordable housebuilders has bought its first land in Inverness as it continues its geographic expansion into the Highlands.

With this purchase in the Highland capital, along with other land secured in surrounding areas, Springfield Properties is establishing a strong foothold in the area, adding to its developments in major cities and towns across Scotland.

This 14-acre development for around 90 homes at Easterfield Farm will be the first Springfield development in Inverness, marking a key milestone as the company continues to execute its growth strategy.

It expects to begin selling homes at the site later this year. In total, Springfield is considering plans for approximately 3000 new homes across a number of developments in and around Inverness and in Highland towns and villages, including Ardersier, Drumnadrochit, Dornoch and Beauly.

Springfield’s chief executive Innes Smith (pictured) commented: “We expect to start selling homes at Easterfield later this year. The development, which is near to Drummossie Hotel, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Inshes Retail Park and just 15 minutes from Inverness Airport, will include of mix of private and affordable high-quality homes.

“We’ve grown Springfield by focusing on customers and on geographic expansion. This approach is successful for us.

He continued: “Springfield started as a small developer in Moray. Now we have three great brands operating across Scotland, have listed on the AIM market, with 750 employees and hundreds of sub-contractors building about 1000 homes across Scotland this year.

“Inverness is a great city, rich in history, and spoilt with some of Scotland’s best scenery right on its doorstep.”