JR Group begins first new homes for Stirling Council
Building and construction business The JR Group has begun work on a new housing development on behalf of Stirling Council to create a collection of modern energy-efficient homes for the city.
This is the first project The JR Group has partnered with Stirling Council on which will deliver a collection of one- and two-bedroom cottage flats to replace the current flatted building, located on the corner of Glasgow Road and Barnsdale Road in the St. Ninians’s area of Stirling.
The sustainable flats can expect to achieve silver level for its space heating thanks to the installation of a zero-gas air exhaust system, triple-glazed windows, and installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels along with battery storage. It will be achieving platinum level for carbon emission reduction making it a highly energy efficient and sustainable place to live for future residents. Each of the properties is set to have their own door access, garden space and parking.
Designed with a contemporary feel whilst using traditional materials, in keeping with the local architecture surrounding the site, the development will have a timber kit construction and feature a mix of colours and smooth facing brick/masonry and smooth render façades with weather board cladding feature panels.
Gary McGregor, managing director for The JR Group said: “Beginning work at the Glasgow Road development in Stirling is a new chapter for both the area and our team. We are delivering energy efficient, attractive homes which are much needed within the local area and have been designed to sit nicely within the locale.
“This is our first project with Stirling Council so we are excited to get started and bring to life a great vision for a fantastic new place to live in a bustling part of the city. We are using our own specialist divisions within our group to deliver this project including Specialist Services, Scaffold, Sprinklers Scotland Ltd and our own timber kit business DC Timber, to ensure the project runs smoothly, and we look forward to seeing the project progress.”
Convener of Stirling Council’s Community Wellbeing and Housing Committee, Cllr Gerry McGarvey said: “Increasing the supply of Council homes is one of our key priorities, so I’m delighted to see work getting underway on this project that will deliver high-quality, energy-efficient homes in an area of Stirling where there is high demand for social housing.
“We have a strong track record in delivering new affordable housing and we’ll continue to work with private developers, as well as building our own homes, to meet the needs of our communities across Stirling.”