Stirling Council has approved proposals for a new affordable housing development in Cowie, Bannockburn, upon the site of the former St Margaret’s Primary School.
CCG has been appointed on a direct basis via the Scotland Excel Framework to lead the construction which will comprise 22 one, two and three-bedroom properties including bungalows suitable for wheelchair users or those with decreased mobility.
Housing portfolio holder, Councillor Evelyn Tweed, said: “This substantial investment shows our commitment to creating more affordable housing within our communities.
“The development in Cowie will increase the supply of affordable housing of all types and will be a welcome boost to the local area.”
Joint depute portfolio holder for housing, Cllr Danny Gibson, said: “The new homes at the former St Margaret’s Primary School site will be of a high standard, affordable and environmentally friendly.
“This development will improve the availability and quality of social housing in the area and helps us in our drive to provide high-quality affordable housing for the people of Stirling, which is a key council objective.”
Joint depute portfolio holder for housing, Cllr Alasdair MacPherson, added: “After consulting with the community on these proposals we know they are supportive of the project so I am sure they will be delighted at this major step forward.
“Along with addressing the social housing need in the area, the development will also have the added benefit of supporting the local economy by creating jobs in the construction industry.”
CCG last worked with the Council in 2016 with the successful delivery of Goosecroft Road, a mixed-tenure new build development located in Stirling town centre, as well as various planned maintenance contracts led by CCG Asset Management.
CCG Managing Director, David Wylie said: “CCG is delighted to have been brought on board to this exciting development. Over the last few years, we have had a very successful experience of working with local authorities across the breadth of the country on a strategic partnership basis; the very arrangement fosters collaboration and collaborative working ensures that these homes will respond to the identified need of the end-user whilst ultimately being brought to site, and completion, far quicker than by traditional procurement methods.
“We look forward to working with Stirling Council, our partners and the local community in bringing this site forward.”
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