Shawfair Development

JSL Services Ltd have been working closely with Shawfair LLP on their new town development in Midlothian since 2018.  Shawfair is a 21st century development, primarily residential in character, under construction in Midlothian, Scotland, near to the existing village of Danderhall and the hamlets of Newton and Millerhill, which lie just outside the eastern boundary of the city of Edinburgh.

Shawfair is said to be the biggest urban expansion near Edinburgh in modern times! With plenty of experience under our belt from having provided 98% of the security services required for the regeneration of the nearby Niddrie and Craigmillar between 1997 and 2023 we had no issues in being confident in our capability to do the job and do it well!

This Development is leading the way in terms of sustainability when it comes to design and development, so it was with sincere gratitude that JSL were appointed as lead contractor for the provision of facilities management, mainly security and property services. Shawfair is so local to our head office we welcome the design of the new town and continue enjoying providing multiple services to the Shawfair Development, from our Security mobile patrols, CCTV systems plotted across various locations to our Property Services department identifying fly tipping hotspots and dealing with waste services before they become problematic.

After numerous youth disorder issues on construction sites in and local to this development where JSL were not security services lead we initiated working together with Shawfair LLP on a project with the local Primary Schools to reiterate the importance of Building Site Safety. In doing so this would benefit all security companies involved locally, the construction companies and the project leads. The children were given the task of designing their very own “warning board” for the development area. All winning boards were professionally printed onto a weatherproof surface and were fitted to the perimeter fence around the construction site close to the schools alongside JSL warning boards. This gave the local children a sense of pride! A competition like this was fun for the kids within the community whilst raising awareness of the dangers within a construction site.

From Our Client

“JSL Services Ltd have been providing Shawfair LLP with a full complement of security services to our new town masterplan site for the past five years or so. The services include site security, camera coverage, litter picking and fly tipping identification and removal on a 24/7 basis. They also provide signage, fencing and letter drops or direct communication with our residents as required. JSL have been professional and made a huge difference to our growing and thriving community from the commencement of their appointment. They have engendered a huge spirit of trust within our community and are widely recognised as having made Shawfair a cleaner and safer place to live.

From a client perspective, we receive a timeous, professional and effective service at all times, and the combination of their live service, personal touch combined with cutting edge security technology provides us with the complete service.

JSL are now a key member of our supply chain, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for delivery of their services to any other Client.”

Ian Dewar

Senior Project Manager, Shawfair LLP

We have flexible solutions to suit various client requirements.

To find out more about our Property Services please call our office on 0131 657 5678 to speak to one of our team or alternatively email

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“Since 2014 we have been very fortunate to be able to call on the services of JSL who have provided a wide range of services to us. The works are always undertaken to a very high and professional standard. JSL have always had a very competent and well equipped work force.

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They are such a dependable company and always respond very quickly, and we are communicated and kept informed at every stage of any works we request or instruct. The services they provide to us are invaluable and it is a privilege and pleasure to be able to have their expertise and capability to call upon.”

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Billy Bowes
Repairs Team Leader
Dunedin Canmore (Wheatley Homes East)

“JSL have been providing our Security Service to our building for almost 18 years now. We are a large multi-tenanted commercial property and rely on JSL to support our customers and to keep the building as secure as possible. We have worked closely with all the staff and have always had great relations. Happy to recommend JSL to others for their site security”

Fiona Robson
Office Manager
Places for People

“The site set up was comprehensive and we have always been supported, day and night by your staff. We get a brilliant service with a personal touch – the fact that it is the same engineers who attend every time means that we feel like they are part of our extended team. Grant has a wealth of knowledge and endless patience and understands the constrains we have to work with on site.”

Georgie Chisholm
Assistant Site Manager
Robertson Partnership Homes

“We have used JSL’s Security Services on several of our sites over the last 18 months and are very happy with the services they provide. Their staff are all very helpful and can always accommodate our needs, sometimes at very short notice. Based on our experience, we would definitely recommend them to others.”

Nicola Mooney
Site Engineer
Thomas Menzies (Builders) Ltd

“We have worked with JSL on our housing and flatted development sites for over 16 years and they have always been a very reliable company to work to, they are contactable 24 hours a day and the staff are very helpful and supportive. It is a pleasure to work with JSL now and hope to do so for many more years.”

Frank Gallagher
Operations Manager
Cruden Building Scotland Ltd

“I have used JSL on numerous housing and flatted sites for over 10 years. Nothing is an issue, and they excel to suit the varying sites requirements, both Grant and Gary go out their way to help. I could not recommend JSL enough.”

Barry Wishart
Senior Site Manager
Cruden Building Scotland Ltd

“I have had JSL look after my sites in Edinburgh for the last 10 years, during this period I have had very little damages, thefts or vandalism on my projects.

Their works from site set up to throughout the project is carried out in fast and professional manner.

I would recommend JSL as a contractor, and will continue to use in future developments.”

Scott Sutherland
Site Manager
CCG Scotland Ltd

“On Buccleuch Property’s behalf JSL oversee and uphold security measures throughout the masterplan area at Shawfair. Their proactive approach and rapid response times have played a key role in establishing a safe and secure, environment deterring anti-social behaviour and limiting damage, theft and vandalism”

Krishma Bachoo-Young
Executive Assistant
Buccleuch Property

“I have been working in conjunction with JSL now for 8 years and see it very much as a relationship not just a main contractor appointing a sub-contractor , As dealing with many different security services I believe JSL are at the top with a considerable gap to spare , The service provided is exactly as you expect from a tear 1 company.”

Tom Gracie
Contracts Manager
CCG Scotland Ltd

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