Final tenants move into multi-million-pound development in West Lothian

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The final tenants have moved into the last remaining Lowther homes at Raw Holdings in West Lothian

The development in East Calder, near Livingston, is made up of 25 homes for mid-market rent and 38 homes for social housing.

The mid-market homes will be owned and managed by Lowther, with the social housing for Wheatley Homes East, both part of Wheatley Group.

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The homes have been built to be energy efficient and benefit from a EPC rating of B, which will help tenants save money on their energy bills.

The houses at Raw HoldingsThe houses at Raw Holdings
The houses at Raw Holdings

Rosemary Cole moved into one of the Lowther properties with her 19-year-old daugher Megan.

The 54-year-old Clinical Support Worker says it has quickly felt like home. She said: “I moved here from a flat so it’s great having a garden and my own front door.

The area is lovely, it’s quiet and not far from Livingston. I also have the added bonus of my older daughter and granddaughter living across the road, so I feel very settled.”

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The £9.4 million pound project received grant funding from the Scottish Government and West Lothian Council.

Managing Director of Lowther, James Ward, said: “Work has been taking place on the Raw Holdings site since July 2022, so it’s great to see the final tenants moving into the properties.

“It’s a great location with customers enjoying the peace of the countryside, while having all the amenities of Livingston right on their doorsteps.”

Wheatley Group, which owns and manages over 93,700 homes, was recently named as the UK’s biggest builder of social housing over the past decade.