Springfield Properties have taken a major step forward with the construction of Bertha Park by laying the first-set of blocks for the initial phase of homes.

Bricklayer Peter McAninch, had the honour of securing what will be the first of the millions of blocks required to build the village.

As well as new homes, Bertha Park, just off the Inveralmond Roundabout, will include all the facilities needed for a community to thrive. It will be home to the first purpose built school in Scotland for decades, and offer business opportunities, office spaces, shops and healthcare facilities. Each of the new homes will also be fitted with the cabling needed for householders to easily install charging points for electric vehicles.

Springfield Chief Executive, Innes Smith, has said: “This is another milestone at Bertha Park. Once the foundations are poured and the first blocks are down it doesn’t take long for timber kits to be up and before we know it, the streets will start to take shape.

“While work on our show home progresses, customers are visiting our nearby developments in Dundee and Blairgowrie to see for themselves the quality of our homes, what’s included and the various styles of homes.”

Infrastructure work commenced on the new village in September 2017. With drainage in place and roads starting to take shape, work has begun on the homes overlooking the pond in the first phase which is already proving popular.

Over half of the homes released for sale have already been snapped up by eager home hunters.

Innes Smith continued:“Springfield customers choose floorings, paint colours, doors, kitchen units, worktops and tiles to make their home suit them.

“At the end of last year, we introduced Choices Interactive – a programme which uses software to generate interactive images of our house styles and lets customers click through and see the extent of choices available.

“We’re finding customers are already excited about the prospect of their new home because of this new technology which is boosting sales. It illustrates the wide range of choice Springfield customers get as standard and will show how their new home could look.

“This paired with the appliances, carpets, turf and tiles already included, the homes at Bertha Park will really stand out in Perth.”

For more information on Bertha Park, please visit www.springfield.co.uk.