Airdrie development named after former councillor
A new housing development in central Airdrie has been named in memory of a former local councillor.
Sullivan Place off Upper Mill Street is in tribute to Peter Sullivan, who died in January 2020. The development of 14 homes by Clyde Valley Housing Association and supported by both North Lanarkshire Council and the Scottish Government will soon welcome its first residents.
A ceremony involving local councillors and representatives of the housing association was also attended by four of Peter’s grandchildren: Dylan, Jessica, Jennifer and Toni.
Councillor Jim Logue suggested that naming the development Sullivan Place would be a fitting tribute to a man who served his community as a councillor for 27 years.
He said: “Peter cared passionately about his community and supporting those in greatest need. I felt that his huge contribution to Airdrie needed to be remembered in some way and naming the new development after him provides a lasting legacy. It was great that his grandchildren could attend the photocall to mark the occasion.”
A statement from the Sullivan family said: “It was a lovely gesture from both Clyde Valley Housing Association and North Lanarkshire Council to give our grandfather this type of recognition for all the work he has done for the community during his term as a local member for both the Airdrie and Coatbridge communities.”
Councillor David Stocks added: “I can think of no-one more deserving than Peter to have this superb new development named in his honour.”
Allan Murray, chair of CVHA, commented: “It’s so rewarding to see this recognition of Peter Sullivan. We build homes and at the heart of these homes are people. It’s therefore fitting we ensure there is lasting legacy at Sullivan Place.”