Work on 126 affordable new Council homes is now underway in Clydebank.
The site of the former St Andrew’s High School, between John Knox Street and Whitecrook Street, will be transformed into a mix of properties from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom houses.
It is the biggest site developed by the Council in recent years and will go towards achieving the ambitious target of over 1000 new homes in West Dunbartonshire by 2021.
Ground was broken at the site by Housing and Communities Convener, Councillor Diane Docherty and Vice Convener Councillor Caroline McAllister.
Councillor Docherty said:
“As a Council, we are committed to delivering quality housing in West Dunbartonshire and so I am absolutely delighted to see this project get underway. When these homes are completed they will not only be stylish and affordable, but energy-efficient, and accessible too.
“I look forward to seeing the progress here, and know it will bring huge benefits to this area, and Clydebank as a whole.”
Councillor McAllister added:
“This is the biggest social housing development in this area in recent years and will be a great addition to our housing stock. The variety of homes which are going to be on offer here means that it will be suitable for all different types of residents, and will draw people back into this area.
“Later this year we will see even more work begin across our area, including homes constructed at Creveul Court, Queens Quay and Haldane.
“We are working hard to make West Dunbartonshire a place that people choose to call home and these developments are a big part of that.”
The St Andrew’s homes will include a mix of townhouses, bungalows and two- and three-storey flats. The new properties will be accessed from Whitecrook Street and John Knox Street, with a new road linking the two.
The 3.1-hectare site was home to St Andrew’s High School until it closed in 2009 when the school was amalgamated with St Columba’s High School to form St Peter the Apostle High School.
The project is being delivered by CCG on behalf of the Council as part of a strategic partnership that ensures the delivery of 400 affordable homes across the region – with the addition of the Care Home being constructed at the Queens Quay – with a key element of that delivery is the provision of a wide number of community benefit initiatives including jobs, apprenticeship opportunities, work placements and local investment.
Read our latest St Andrew’s Site Newsletter to find out about CCG’s progress so far.
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