New council homes in Dingwall handed over

Work to convert the former Education Offices on Achany Road in Dingwall into new homes for the Highland Council to rent out has been completed.

New council homes in Dingwall handed over

The council was handed the keys this week to the 12 flats, three of which are fully adapted for wheelchair users. They have been designed in-house by the council’s architect service and built by O’Brien Homes.

Funding for the Achany court project has come from the Highland Council and the Scottish Government.

Councillor Angela MacLean, who represents Dingwall and Seaforth Ward, said: “I was lucky enough to have a preview of the flats and would like to congratulate all of the Highland Council officers involved in designing this development. It is stunning and has been done sympathetically to reflect the other properties in the vicinity.

“The standard of workmanship and the thought that has gone into building bespoke future proof homes that can be adapted to suit the needs of our tenants without the need to move, not only benefits our tenants but it also shows that Highland Council is focused on ensuring Best Value from our investment. I can’t wait to see the first tenants move in.”

All of the flats will be for rent by the council to people on the Highland housing register and tenants will be moving in shortly.

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