CCG is proud to announce the completion of another social housing project in Perth and Kinross as work gets underway on a further new development in the area.
Working on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council, CCG constructed eight cottage flats spread across two 2-storey blocks on Glenearn Road, south of the city centre. Work began on the development in January and was completed in August.
To mark its opening and Scottish Housing Day today (September 21st) the Council’s Housing and Communities Convener Councillor Peter Barrett visited the new development, which cost over £1m, to speak to tenants about their new homes.
He said: “It’s fantastic to meet the new tenants who have moved into this quality accommodation built by the Council, on Scottish Housing Day. These properties will transform both the lives of the people who live in them and the neighbourhood where they’ve been built.
“Building more quality affordable housing will be a priority for me as the new Housing Convener, and I’m very pleased to see the completion of this development on a key site in Perth. Previously the land housed six bungalows which had to be demolished, so we increased the amount of accommodation on the site through this build.
“The Council’s multi-million pound building programme, combined with our work supporting new builds through Housing Associations, has already seen over 500 new homes delivered right across Perth and Kinross since 2012. This figure includes over 200 new Council homes. All of these new properties have been built to the very highest standards in areas where there is an acute shortage of affordable housing for local people.”
One of the new tenants at Glenearn Road, Erin Garry, 22, said: “This is my first flat and I’m really happy with it. It’s very spacious and the decoration and finish is lovely. The new flats are fantastic and I think I’m going to be very happy living here.”
CCG will now construct a further 20 cottage flats on Birch Avenue, Scone, spread across five two-storey blocks. The build will take 35 weeks to complete with the first timber superstructures arriving on site in November.
This development is the latest in a series of new build projects that CCG has undertaken for Perth & Kinross Council over the past eighteen months. Other projects include 16 properties on Nimmo Avenue and an eight-property cottage flat development on Cairns Crescent – both in the north of the city.
The new homes will be constructed using a closed panel timber frame system manufactured in CCG’s bespoke off-site manufacturing facility, CCG OSM, in Cambuslang. Wall panels are delivered to site complete with pre-installed insulation, internal wall linings, windows and doors ensuring a faster speed of construction and, due to excellent thermal properties, enhanced environmental standards.
Calum Murray, Director of CCG, said: “We are seeing a huge rise in demand for social housing, not only in Perth and Kinross but across the country as the Scottish Government moves towards meeting its ambitious housing targets.
“It is good to see Glenearn Road is now complete. It is yet another example of how off-site methods of construction can benefit the delivery of housing. The entire development was constructed wind and water tight in just 32 days and will be highly energy efficient ensuring that the new residents will benefit from savings on their energy bills.”
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Perth & Kinross Council to deliver the new homes at Birch Avenue for spring- 2018.”’
Each development was procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) NH1 New Build Homes Framework, the first of their kind in Scotland.
Pictured: Daniel Neil, CCG Site Manager with members of Perth and Kinross Council including Convenor, Peter Barrett