Clydebank Housing Association officially opens 24 new homes for social rent
Clydebank Housing Association (CHA) has officially opened its new Linnvale Development comprising 24 new homes for social rent.
Cruden Building, part of the Cruden Group, delivered the £4.6 million affordable housing development on schedule at Dalton Avenue/Attlee Avenue on the site of the former St. Cuthbert’s Church.
The development was funded by Allia Charitable Donation funding, CAF Bank private loan finance and Scottish Government housing grant.
Local ward councillors, Councillor Craig Edward and Councillor Sophie Traynor were invited to perform the official opening ceremony before tenants started moving into the properties on 20 June.
Lynette Lees, chief executive of CHA, said: “We are delighted these twenty-four new properties are now available for our tenants to move into. These homes will help to address the ever-increasing demand for social housing in the area and also assist us in achieving our objective of ‘providing quality, affordable housing that meets the changing needs of our customers’.
“We appreciate the continued support of the Scottish Government, CAF Bank and West Dunbartonshire Council and thank our contractors and consultants for delivering these fantastic new modern homes in the heart of the Linnvale community. We also extend our thanks to Councillors Edward and Traynor for officially opening the development. It was a wonderful celebration and feedback from both the guests and tenants was extremely positive.”
Gordon Lee, partnering and procurement director of Cruden Building, added: “We are pleased to continue our strong working relationship with Clydebank Housing Association to deliver these high-quality homes with community WiFi, communal gardens, and parking. The many energy-efficient features included in the homes means they will be warmer and cheaper to run.
“Throughout this build, we have worked closely with the local community and the Association to provide a number of employment and training initiatives including apprenticeships, employment opportunities and work placements for people within the Clydebank area, together with supporting local groups.”
Sinéad Farrell, customer & corporate services manager, praised Cruden’s contribution to the local area.
She said: “Community benefits played an important part of the development, not only in terms of many employment and training initiatives but Cruden also contributed £5,000 to the local community including over £3,000 towards the recent Linnvale Gala Day.”