Aileen Campbell MSP visits award-winning housing development in East Kilbride

27 November 2019

three people in site safety clothing and hard hats smiling at the camera

Aileen Campbell, MSP for Clydesdale, visited a new award-winning development in East Kilbride with NHBC to see how the site is delivering much needed, quality new homes for the region.

Hosted by NHBC and Taylor Wimpey, Aileen’s visit to the Benthall Farm development was led by site manager Iain Alexander who, in October, was named Scottish winner at NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards 2019. The visit highlighted the regeneration of the site, the different types of homes being built and the local amenities that will be available for the residents.

Benthall Farm has helped create hundreds of jobs, and once finished the development will form part of an overall masterplan vision to provide the community with over 500 new homes consisting of three-bedroom semi-detached, as well as three- and four-bedroom detached homes.

As the UK’s leading insurance and warranty provider of new homes, NHBC works closely with house builders to support the delivery of high-quality homes, and with Parliamentarians to develop and promote good housing policy.

Aileen Campbell MSP said: “I was delighted to visit the site to see the new homes being created and to congratulate Iain on the recognition he has received for his hard work and dedication.  It clearly meant a lot to receive this award and we all have our fingers crossed for him when he attends the UK ceremony next year.  I was impressed to hear about how he works, his construction team and also how he helps to bring on new construction talent by supporting and guiding apprentices and younger employees.”

NHBC Scotland Director, Malcolm MacLeod said: “We were extremely pleased to be able to show Ms Campbell around this great development, as Taylor Wimpey is helping to regenerate the area, providing high-quality new homes for people living in and around the East Kilbride area. As well as being managed by an award-winning site manager, all homes built at Benthall Farm benefit from the leading 10-year NHBC Buildmark warranty.”