First Homes Available at Scotland’s Largest New Town


The first batch of houses within Scotland’s largest planned new town will go on sale this weekend (Saturday 31 May 2014).

The first 256 properties, 111 of which will be built by Perthshire firm Stephen, will form part of Chapelton, five miles south of Aberdeen, with the brand new on-site sales centre opening at 11am. Stephen will be offering prospective buyers the opportunity to put down a deposit on their first batch of homes in the town, initially a mix of three and four bedroom homes.  Ultimately, Stephen will be creating a variety of three, four and five bedroom homes in semi, detached and terraced forms.

Bunting Place, Chapelton

Bunting Place, Chapelton

The opening of the centre will follow a launch event at Union Square, Aberdeen from 10am on Friday 30 May, where a scale model of the first neighbourhood will be on display along with CGI animations. Elsick Development Company (EDC) will be on-hand to help those looking to find out more about the benefits of buying a home in the £2 billion, 8,000-home town.

John Stephen, Director, Stephen said, “The opening of the sales centre, together with the public exhibition in Aberdeen, is an exciting step in this eagerly-awaited development. We are very much looking forward to showcasing our part in this thriving new sustainable community with its own busy high street, schools, healthcare facilities and lots of green space on 2,000 acres of farmland. The house designs suit a variety of needs and I look forward to welcoming those who are further interested to the new on-site visitor centre where, from Saturday, they will be able to purchase their new homes.”

To see how 2,000 acres of Aberdeenshire farmland will be transformed into Scotland’s largest new town you can watch this short film on Chapelton’s website:


Notes to Editors:

The first neighbourhood within the development, Cairnhill, sets out a blueprint for a new sustainable community in the region. Its key features include:


  • A self-sufficient and walkable community with shops, services and jobs, all accessible by foot or cycle
  • A neighbourhood centre and high street
  • Primary school and playing fields that can be used by both students and other residents
  • Leisure and community amenities; retail and business facilities; opportunities for economic development
  • Opportunities to integrate with and support the existing communities in the area and excellent transport links to major routes


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