Stirling affordable housing project boosts local community



Contractors building Stirling Council’s ambitious affordable housing project at Goosecroft Road have given a boost to the local community.

Construction and manufacturing business CCG (Scotland) Ltd visited Start-Up Stirling last week to contribute a substantial donation, as part of their community benefits package, which also offers training opportunities to local residents.

Cllr Violet Weir, Stirling Council’s housing convenor, said: “We are delighted that CCG has shown their support for Start-Up Stirling, which is a real lifeline to those who are in need and struggling to provide the basics for their families. The Goosecroft Community Benefit Programme is yet another positive aspect of the Goosecroft development, which will bring real benefits to Stirling, providing much-needed affordable housing.”

CCG chairman and CEO Alastair Wylie said: “CCG’s aim is to offer a first class construction service whilst also being considerate to the local communities in which we operate. The Group, alongside our partners in the supply chain, is proud to have worked with Start-Up Stirling and more than happy to provide assistance to the families of Stirling.”

The multi-million-pound housing and commercial development in the heart of Stirling’s city centre is being delivered by Stirling Council in partnership with Stirling Development Agency and the council’s joint venture housing company Steadfast Homes. It will create affordable apartments in the heart of Stirling’s vibrant city centre, directly opposite the train and bus stations, a few minutes’ walk from the Thistle Shopping Centre and Forthside leisure area.

Stirling Council is investing £6 million in the project, which is located on vacant land on the corner of Goosecroft Road and Maxwell Place. Steadfast Homes will rent the properties at mid-market rates and manage the development on an ongoing basis.

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