CONSTRUCTION work to create much-needed, high-quality affordable homes for tenants of Caledonia Housing Association got underway this week at Muir Road, Bellsmyre, in West Dunbartonshire.
A brownfield site, the housing mix consists of 66 houses and flats in a mix of one, two and three-bedrooms. Plans will also include improvements to the community amenities: more open space and play areas as well as a new network of paths and cycleways, and off-street parking wherever possible with visitor spaces.
Designed by ECD Architects, the homes will be completed by summer-2022.
CCG will initially undertake a phased demolition, working with contractor Burnfield, of vacated tenement properties along Whiteford Avenue and Penniecroft.
Formal construction will commence in the spring with the first homes being installed in May 2021.
Peter Broad, development manager, Caledonia Housing Association, said: “This is a great week for the Bellsmyre community, which sees us commencing work in two locations. The new homes at Muir Road provide a much-needed variety of additional house types to meet a wider range of needs for Bellsmyre and will support our ambitious regeneration plans. We are now firmly en-route towards delivering on our promise to build a better Bellsmyre.”
David Wylie, CCG Managing Director, said: “The regeneration of Muir Road is a major step forward for the town of Bellsmyre with the creation of modern, energy-efficient homes delivered within a masterplan that helps to promote connectivity and community integration. We look forward to working with Caldonia HA as the contract progresses.
CCG is currently on-site at the former Aitkenbar Primary School in Bellsmyre where up to 55 new homes are being delivered on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council. A further 330 homes are under construction across the regional area.
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