New council homes taking shape on Motherwell site

A visit has taken place to mark the progress of new build council homes at the site of a former primary school site in Motherwell.

The new development being built at the Calder Primary School site in Draffen Street by North Lanarkshire Council consists of 30 units - a mix of cottage flats, both semi and terraced homes and amenity housing.

Due for completion in January 2019, the project forms part of the council’s new council house building programme NL Homes which will see 2,150 homes built by 2027.

Attending the progress visit were Councillors Allan Graham and Ann Weir together with representatives from North Lanarkshire Council and developer Robertson Partnership Homes.

Councillor Allan Graham, convener of enterprise and housing, said: “It’s really pleasing to see the progress being made across so many of our sites in North Lanarkshire as part of our NL Homes Programme.

“These modern, affordable new homes offer first class housing for local people. Not only that, but they provide regeneration opportunities to vacant sites and jobs too. I look forward to returning to this Motherwell site once the development is finished and meeting some of the tenants moving in to these fantastic homes.”

Stewart Shearer, managing director for Robertson Partnership Homes, added: “The transformative development at Draffen Street, Motherwell, is one of eight projects we are working on in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, all of which were procured through Scape Group’s National Major Works Framework.

“Draffen Street is part of one of the biggest council housebuilding programmes for a generation, providing thousands of local residents with high quality, flexible homes that are built to last. We’re looking forward to seeing them become a part of local communities for generations to come.”

The Scottish Government contributes towards the development costs at each site.

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