Akela wins duo of major house building contracts to deliver 295 new homes

Akela Construction, part of the Akela Group, has won two major house building contracts in Scotland worth over £15 million. The developments, spread across the central belt, will deliver 295 new homes, including a mix of private and affordable housing.

The Akela Group currently operates across Scotland and is one of the country’s largest multi-disciplinary construction services and civil engineering companies, with over 300 employees.

The first of the contracts is awarded by Barratt Homes for their development at South Fort Street in Edinburgh and will see the delivery of 115 homes in a mix of three apartment blocks with 97 apartments and 18 houses. 87 of the new homes will be built for the private market with an additional 28 units offered as affordable housing.

The CALA Homes development in East Calder will see the delivery of 180 new homes. Akela Ground Engineering will also be on site to provide Piling at both Barratt Homes and CALA Homes sites.

Mark Markey, Akela Group managing director, said: “These contract wins follow on from several successful house building projects Akela Construction and Akela Ground Engineering have delivered for house building clients across Scotland. The demand for housing is strong and our unique mix of ground engineering and construction means we are well positioned to deliver these projects for clients. We are pleased to be working with the CALA and Barratt Homes teams to deliver this much needed housing.”

About Akela Group

Established in 2003, Akela Group is a multi-disciplinary construction services company providing civil engineering, construction, piling and training solutions. Headquartered in Glasgow and with over 300 employees, the expert team works collaboratively with clients to deliver innovative solutions across the public and private sectors.