Springfield Properties plc is a housebuilder focused on developing a mix of private and affordable housing in Scotland.
The Group delivers private housing on developments of various size across Central, West and the North of Scotland under its Springfield, Dawn Homes and Walker Group brands. This includes standalone Village developments, each with up to 3,000 plots and the infrastructure and amenities a village community needs to become established. The Group primarily focuses on sourcing land for private housing in areas with high growth potential and progressing those developments through the planning process.
The Group develops affordable housing in partnership with Local Authorities, Housing Associations or other public bodies. This can be alongside private housing under Section 75 Agreements with Local Authorities (whereby private developers agree to make a contribution of housing, money or infrastructure as a condition of planning permission) or on standalone developments that consist entirely of affordable homes.
The Group also has a collaboration agreement with Sigma PRS Management Ltd to acquire and develop sites in Scotland with housing for the private rented sector. A number of Springfield sites have potential for PRS development, primarily Springfield villages. Sigma will acquire the land and award Springfield a fixed-cost design and build contract to deliver housing, which will be let and managed by Sigma under its ‘Simple Life’ brand.
Generally the Group takes a long term view of developing land and directly employs a multidisciplinary team expert in releasing planning consents. The team includes planners, architects, engineers and lawyers. It has particular expertise in developing sites which involve the challenges of land in multiple ownership, the need for full masterplanning and for several and varied engineering solutions.
Across its brands the Group achieves high levels of customer satisfaction. This is monitored through surveys carried out by an external company. Currently, of those customers responding, over 90% say they would recommend the brand of their Springfield group home to friends or family.
Springfield Properties plc is incorporated and registered in Scotland (registration number SC031286), and operates from its registered office in Alexander Fleming House, 8 Southfield Drive, Elgin, IV30 6GR. The main country of operation is the UK.