Miller Homes

Miller Homes
Miller Homes
Industry Housebuilding
Founded 1934
Headquarters Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Parent Miller Group

Miller Homes is a division of The Miller Group, the United Kingdom’s largest privately owned housebuilding, property development and construction business.[1] It was founded in 1934. Its corporate headquarters are in Edinburgh. Since its inception, Miller Homes has put up over 60,000 homes across the United Kingdom.



Sir James Miller (1905-1977) trained as an architect under his father before succeeding him at the helm of a then one-man practice. He designed and commissioned his first housing scheme in Blackhall, Edinburgh in 1925, having been motivated by a developer’s lack of interest in the project. The Company was founded under the name James Miller & Partners Limited in 1934 as business growth saw James’ two brothers, John and Lawrence, join as Directors.

From its Edinburgh base, the Company expanded into the West of Scotland and after 1945 commenced house building in England. During the post-war years, new build agendas saw the company providing much needed housing stock.

Miller Homes has continued to develop a variety of house types across the United Kingdom.[clarification needed]


In 2009, Miller Homes won a Silver ‘What House’ magazine award in the Best Large Housebuilder category.[2]

Miller Homes also received the award for ‘Best Zero Carbon Initiative’ at the Housebuilding Innovation Award[3]

In 2010, Miller Homes was given the ‘Private Developer of the Year’ award by First Time Buyer magazine.[4] The Company was also highly commended in the ‘Best Website’ category.[5]

At the 2010 Scottish Home Awards, Miller Homes claimed three awards, winning ‘Apartment of the Year’, ‘Best Marketing Team’ and ‘Scottish Housebuilder of the Year’.[6]

The Herald Property Awards 2010 presented Miller Homes with the trophy for ‘Development of the Year’ and ‘Best Showhouse’ awards.[7]

In November 2010, Miller Homes picked up the Housebuilder award for ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Initiative’ and was shortlisted in the category for ‘Best Marketing Initiative'.[8]

At the What House? Awards in November 2010, Miller Homes claimed Gold for Best Partnership Scheme and Gold for Best Sustainable Development for Miller Zero in Basingstoke. It also claimed a Bronze award for the coveted Best Large Housebuilder.[9]


In 2009, Miller Homes announced increased housing volumes, with completions of 2,068 compared with 2,056 in 2008. Miller Homes also announced encouraging activity levels with forward sales of 1,010 units, 13% ahead of 2009[citation needed]

Miller Zero

Miller Zero is a project instigated by Miller Homes which claims to pilot the first low carbon homes to be built by a volume housebuilder on an active development.[10] The project, which forms part of a Basingstoke development, followed Government targets to reduce carbon emissions from UK homes.


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