Galbraith, Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy, has partnered up with Roxburghe Estates on a project that aims to bring six empty properties back into use. The former farm cottages at Cessford that await restoration work have received a 40% grant funding though the Scottish Government’s Rural Housing Fund.
“We are delighted to be assisting Roxburghe Estates with the construction management of this exciting project to bring the cottages back into the local housing market. Having lain empty for a long period this is a significant boost to the local area, with the properties being offered at affordable rents on completion,” said Martin Cassels, Partner and Head of the building surveying division at Galbraith.
“We are also pleased to be assisting the Estate on wider strategic building surveying services and projects, supporting the new Head of Building and well established in-house team as the Estate’s refurbishment, maintenance and repair programme expands,” he added.
Roxburghe Estates directly employees 170 staff, provides 250 affordable houses and makes available land and buildings for community uses and activities.
Roddy Jackson, Factor of Roxburghe Estates, also commented on the project, saying: “We are pleased to have the assistance of Galbraith’s building surveying team on this project, and across the wider Estate, using their knowledge and resources to complement our well established and respected team.”
Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing over 225 staff in offices across Scotland including Aberdeen, Ayr, Castle Douglas, Cupar, Edinburgh, Elgin, Galashiels, Inverness, Kelso, Perth and Stirling, offering local knowledge, national expertise and enjoying international reach.
The firm is Scotland’s largest and leading rural consultancy managing and providing advice on farm, forestry, land and estate interests on over three million acres. Galbraith provides the full range of property consulting services across the residential, commercial, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland and northern England.