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Green shoots – manager appointed to major eco scheme in Scotland

It’s been announced that Taylor & Martin, a property management company based out of Glasgow, has been appointed by Artisan Real Estate as ‘the factor’ for its new landmark development, Rowanbank Gardens in Corstorphine. 

The eco-friendly project is set to support Edinburgh’s ambitious targets for low carbon housing. 

Taylor and Martin, which says it has experienced sizeable growth during the pandemic in Glasgow and Dundee as well as the capital, will support the 126 new homeowners with the upkeep of shared property.


This includes the central courtyard garden, which is the focal point of a development that has been designed to create an environment ‘that builds a close-knit community’. 

“With green roofs and large accessible gardens, this is an exceptional development driven by sustainability,” director Michael Martin, who founded Taylor & Martin alongside Marc Taylor in 2013, commented.

“Reducing carbon output is incredibly important to homeowners. We’re pleased to provide our expertise to ensure that the well-designed, sustainable solutions that attract homeowners to purchase, including a large communal garden with fruit trees and growing beds, as well as green roofs, remain at a high standard. 

“It’s exciting to be involved in the industry as it begins to increasingly prioritise low-carbon initiatives.”

The factor will also be responsible for maintaining all-electric charging points for the provided car parking and secure cycle parking. 

For the company, this is the latest in a string of project wins, following the opening of its Edinburgh office last year and the appointment of David Jones to head the company’s East Coast operations.

It now has more than 2,500 properties already under management – and, with a strong pipeline in place, is confident that this will grow by more than half in the near future. Since March 2020, when the pandemic hit the UK, the firm says it has has grown turnover by nearly 50% and added four new members of staff to bring the team to 10. 

Other recent Edinburgh appointments include Queensberry Properties’ Bonnington Mill, Barratt Homes’ Caisteal Gardens and Ambassador Living’s Forthview development in the historic royal burgh of South Queensferry. 

In Glasgow, meanwhile, Taylor & Martin says it continues to grow its portfolio of traditional tenement properties, and major new developments including CALA’s Prince’s Quay in Glasgow. 

The company continues to work with many major developers across Scotland, including Nixon Blue, Grant Stafford Borthwick, Drum Properties, Barony Homes and Wemyss Properties. 

It says that, to ensure its service is both transparent and cost effective for clients, its pricing structure is based on a flat management fee rather than commission.

“Our approach and steadfast commitment to service has been justified by these high-profile appointments,” Martin said. 

“In just a year since David’s appointment, we have significantly grown our footprint in the East Coast and continue to make significant progress in Glasgow. While we’re proud to be trusted by major developers, that is because of our commitment to homeowners to make sure they are getting the best possible service.”


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