Link completes affordable housing development in Paisley
The homes at Thrushcraigs were officially opened by Renfrewshire Council’s convener of housing and community safety, Councillor Tommy Williams.
The £7.1 million construction of 70 homes for social rent and New Supply shared equity commenced in January 2015, using £4.1m funding from the Scottish Government.
Built by McTaggart Construction, the 56 homes for social rent included one, two and three bedroom properties, four of which were designed to meet the needs of a wheelchair user.
There were also fourteen homes available to buy through the New Supply Shared Equity scheme including two and three bedroom properties, two of which were designed to meet the needs of a wheelchair user.
All of the properties meet Link’s housing design standards and are energy efficient homes that will be economical to run. The properties benefit from solar panels that generate free electricity during daylight, helping to address fuel poverty.
Link also recently completed 38 flats at Abbey Place, Paisley. These are a mixture of social rent and new supply shared equity properties designed for independent retirement living.
Link Group chief executive, Craig Sanderson, said: “We are delighted to have been supported by the Scottish Government and Renfrewshire Council to enable us to build these new, high quality homes which will help play a part in the area’s regeneration.”
Councillor Williams added: “We are pleased to see the opening of these new homes by Link, which has already delivered a number of landmark projects in Paisley town centre in recent years.
“This high-quality new housing will also help the council reach our target of 1,000 new affordable homes in Renfrewshire by 2020.”