A Cumnock-based company will be part of a new partnership to build 12 new cottages in Midlothian.

Connect Modular, part of The Wee House Group in the town's Caponacre Industrial Estate, will team up with Ark Housing Association to create the new homes in Penicuik.

The Cumnock company's unique way of working sees around 90 per cent of a home constructed at its factory, before being transported to site and craned into position for the final construction works to be completed.

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The aim of completing their developments in this way is to reduce disruption to the local community and offers numerous environmental benefits.

The newest development will provide two, one bedroom and ten, two bedroom cottage flats for social rent, designed to fit with the local context and retain an area of open space.

Each new home will also benefit from air source heat pumps and PV panels.

The Wee House Company's work space.The Wee House Company's work space. (Image: Connect Modular)

Work is set to begin this summer, with a handover due to be completed over winter.

Jennifer Higgins, CEO at Connect Modular said: “We are thrilled to have been appointed by Ark Housing Association on this exciting development and demonstrate the advantages of our volumetric modular construction process to overcome challenges of redeveloping brownfield, infill sites.

"We are proud to progress our first development in Midlothian and deliver much-needed housing opportunities for the local community in Penicuik”.