CCG has worked in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council to deliver over 70 homes for rent across five projects since the commencement of Scotland’s first Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) procured development, Nimmo Avenue, in October 2016.
Delivered in tandem, Nimmo Avenue and Cairns Crescent were each constructed upon the site of former garages within less than half a mile of each other comprising a total of 24 cottage flats. Five 1-bed wheelchair accessible flats are also provided as part of the mix.
Glenearn Avenue, an 8-unit block located just south of Nimmo Avenue was followed by Birch Avenue. Located in Scone, Birch Avenue was the third development to have been completed in 2018. The scheme was built upon a site formerly occupied by a series of welfare facilities and now consists of 20 one and two bedroom cottage flats complete with in-curtilage parking and rear gardens.
The latest development to have been completed is Crieff Road. Consisting of 24 flats that include 6 specially constructed for tenants with mobility issues, the development sites on a main arterial route through Perth’s town centre.
All of the developments are within a short distance of a variety of amenities including Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth Academy, leisure facilities and various retail outlets, and all properties are fully compliant for adaption based on future .
Each project utilised the CCG OSM ‘iQ enhanced panel timber frame system for the build and through the use of the system alongside high-spec appliances and renewable technology, a Silver Active I and II Standard was achieved. Further efficiencies were brought at site-level due to the faster speed of construction achieved by the simplified installation process, a key advantage in reducing the impact of construction on the adjacent residential areas:
A series of community benefit initiatives have been delivered as a result of the projects including full-time jobs and access to CCG’s industry-recognised trade apprenticeship programme which has seen 5 new entrants since 2016. A series of work placements and curriculum support to local schools were also provided.
Perth and Kinross Council
£9.5 million (combined total)