Springfield Properties is planning to build 90 houses on its first site in Inverness, as the Elgin-based company continues an expansion into the Highlands.
Announcing its acquisition of 14 acres of land at Easterfield Farm, the firm said it is considering plans for up to 3,000 new homes across developments in the city, its surrounding area and communities including Ardersier, Drumnadrochit, Dornoch and Beauly.
Chief executive Innes Smith said Springfield expected to start selling homes at the site in the Highland capital later this year.
Mr Smith continued: “The development, which is near to Drumossie Hotel, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Inshes Retail Park and just 15 minutes from Inverness Airport, will include a mix of private and affordable high-quality homes.
“We have grown Springfield by focusing on customers and on geographic expansion across Scotland.
“This approach is successful for us. Springfield started as a small developer in Moray.
“We now have three great brands operating across Scotland, have listed on the AIM market and have 750 employees and hundreds of sub-contractors building around 1,000 homes this year.
“In recent years, we’ve developed a stronger presence in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and we are already highly active in Dundee and Perth. Now we are in a position to include Inverness in our portfolio, which is the next step for our growth.”
This week it was revealed developers are considering sites for up to 5,000 houses in the Inverness area.