Work to build the first Council homes in East Renfrewshire for a generation continues. Construction is now underway at the Fenwick Drive site in Barrhead, the second project in the East Renfrewshire’s commitment to deliver 240 new homes for social rent over the next five years, a programme of delivery that is being undertaken in partnership with CCG.
The Fenwick Drive development will be home to four three-bedroom terrace houses and six one-bedroom cottage flats and is expected to be completed in February 2019.
A third site at Blackbyres Court, Barrhead, will see thirteen three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached houses, one four-bedroom house and six one-bedroom cottage flats built, with work expected to commence in Autumn 2018.
East Renfrewshire Council Leader, Councillor Tony Buchanan said:
“I am delighted with the positive response from the first phase of our Council house build project at Robertson Street. Improving the quality and range of housing suitable for East Renfrewshire resident’s forms part of our Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) 2018/19 – 2022/23 and I am delighted that we can deliver affordable and adaptable homes and expand our local communities for more residents to enjoy”.
Councillor Danny Devlin, Convenor for Housing and Maintenance at East Renfrewshire Council, said:
“Barrhead is very important to East Renfrewshire’s future plans and I pleased that we are now equipped to deliver more high-quality social housing for local people in the area. I look forward to seeing the sites continue to develop and benefit residents for generations to come”.
Calum Murray, Director of CCG, added:
“The Robertson Street project has gone very well so far thanks to the use of our ‘iQ’ timber frame system which ensures a faster speed of construction and, upon completion, strong environmental performance. This same system will be used at Fenwick Drive and we look forward to continuing our partnership with East Renfrewshire in the delivery of the housing as well as providing local job and training opportunities.”
All of the projects that are being delivered for East Renfrewshire Council have been procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA). Fully OJEU compliant, the SPA NH1 Framework offers public sector clients a quicker and cost-effective route to approved contractors who offer design, supply and construction services for off-site manufactured panelised timber frame systems for new build housing.
Keep up to date with activity on site with the Fenwick Drive Newsletter. Issue 2 will be published in August.
Pictured: Chris Murray, CCG Marketing Manager [far left]; Logan Boyle. CCG Site Manager [far right].