Building Futures


New tenants, Douglas and Helen Mathie, are settling in and looking forward to spending their first Christmas in their new council home.

The houses at Ravenscliff Road, Ravenscraig, are the latest to be delivered as part of North Lanarkshire Council’s (NLC) ambitious plans for 5,000 new homes by 2035 and mark another important milestone in the regeneration of the Ravenscraig site.

The 24 new, affordable homes, which were built four weeks ahead of schedule, were designed by Coltart Earley and delivered by CCG, and include a mix of bungalows, cottage flats and terrace houses taking the total number of NLC’s new homes built to 1,162.

The development comprises a mix of 10, 2-bedroom Houses; 3, 3-bedroom Houses; 1, 3-bedroom Wheelchair Bungalow; 1, 2-bedroom Wheelchair Bungalow; 1, 4-bedroom Wheelchair House; 4, 2-bedroom Cottage Flats and 4, 1-bedroom Cottage Flats.

The homes were constructed using CCG’s advanced offsite manufacturing expertise all meet Housing for Varying Needs, which means they are more accessible to adapt to tenants’ mobility needs and are secure by design, increasing safety and security.

Housing Convener, Councillor McPake, said:

“The Ravenscliff Road completion not only delivers a wide range of affordable, modern housing for tenants but signifies an important part of Ravenscraig’s regeneration, creating new homes, leisure facilities, business and green space to the former industrial site.

“It’s all part of our plans to improve the lives of our tenants and residents and regenerate our towns and local communities, and by driving forward our ambitious housing plans we’re creating jobs and meeting the needs and aspirations of our tenants. Our homes are built for the future and part of our long-term vision to make North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.”

As with all our new housing building contracts, a range of community benefits are carried out. For Ravenscliff, developer CCG formed a partnership with Taylor High School, New Stevenson. This involved pupils attending a site visit, CCG delivering a school careers event focused on employment and apprentice opportunities and two work experience placements were completed by pupils. A further two site visits were also held for students at New College Lanarkshire.

CCG Managing Director, David Wylie, added:

“The regeneration of Ravenscraig is a significant project for North Lanarkshire and, as a proud partner of the council, we were delighted to be involved in the delivery of these much-needed, affordable homes as well as leaving a positive impact within the local community.

“This legacy of housing delivery and community support has been evidenced across the region in the last 12 months with the completion of the council’s first-ever operational net zero carbon homes in Airdrie and a further 42 under construction in Motherwell. We will soon hand over 96 homes in Wishaw with this project also enabling the creation of jobs, training opportunities and localised investment.
“We thank the council for their unwavering support and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2024.”

The project cost £5.4m with a grant of £2.006m provided by the Scottish Government.

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