Albyn starts work on Ardgay affordable homes
Albyn Housing Society has started work on its first ever affordable housing scheme in Ardgay, Sutherland, as part of its ambitious plan to build 750 affordable homes in the Highlands by 2020.
Compass Building and Construction has been appointed as lead contractor at the Drovers Square development, and will deliver the project by next summer.
The site will comprise two modern bungalows – one two-bedroom, three-person and one two-bedroom four-person dwelling – both of which will be available for affordable rent through the Highland Housing Register.
Two two-bedroom, four-person terraced homes will also be available via Highland Residential’s mid-market rent scheme, and potential applicants are being urged to register their interest as soon as possible due to the scheme’s popularity.
Calum Macaulay, chief executive at Albyn Housing Society, said: “Developing quality, affordable housing stock in Ardgay builds on our commitment to support sustainable communities across the region.
“We pride ourselves as being a housing society that can deliver housing development at scale. Demand for new homes across the Highlands continues to grow – not just in our urban centres, but in our thriving rural communities too. It is vital, therefore, that work is done to ensure that access to quality accommodation never becomes a barrier for those who want to stay in their local community.
“We look forward to completing this development, which is one of several we have planned for rural Highland communities.”
In recent months, Albyn Housing Society has completed homes in Alness, Conon-Bridge, Inverness, Aviemore and Kirkhill.
The new development represents a total investment of £671,000 including £336,000 support from the Scottish Government, £20,000 funding from the Highland Council, and £12,000 Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal financing.