Caerlee Mill

Modern homes away from the hustle & bustle.

Our latest residential project is the redevelopment of the former Caerlee Mill in Innerleithen. We have been granted planning permission to construct 44 new build houses and flats and we are currently on site constructing this exciting development.

The mill site has always occupied a central location within Innerleithen and much of the expansion of the settlement over the last 200 years has kept the mill at the centre. The redevelopment of the site allows this part of Innerleithen to become fully integrated with the town as pedestrian routes from east to west promote walking through the site.

There is a rhythm of small terraces of houses enclosing open courtyard spaces with cars and parking demoted to the rear and sides of properties. The saw-tooth pattern of the new homes echoes the roofs of the old mill buildings, and pends allow routes into courtyards and create new paths. The external materials palette of slate, zinc, timber, stock brick and render take cues from the history of the mill. Our development design is an inclusive approach to create a safe, happy, sustainable place to live. A positive sense of identity and community that knits the development into Innerleithen.

The new-build housing is currently on sale, with a range of two, three and four bedroom houses and cottage flats which have been designed to reflect the spirit of the former mill. Whiteburn hopes this will add to the vibrancy of the established Innerleithen community. This approach also aims to tap into the demand for Borders living as property owners aspire to a better life/work balance, and escape busy city life to be able to enjoy the benefits of the beautiful countryside and outdoor pursuits on offer.