River Clyde Homes welcomes family into new home
A Port Glasgow family has moved into their new River Clyde Homes property after 10 months of watching it being built from the window of their old house.
Nicole Hill’s home is one of 20 new properties constructed at Woodhall Terrace, a £1.24 million development funded by the Scottish Government. The houses are a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, semi-detached and cottage flats with on-site parking facilities.
Nicole formerly lived nearby with her two sons Kristopher, 6, and Jay, 3.
She said: “The boys were really excited about moving. Every day, for the last year, they have been looking out of the window to watch the progress! We are all really happy with the space we have and already love living here.”
The tenemental blocks that once stood have now been replaced by modern, energy efficient homes, in line with River Clyde Homes’ Green Strategy, that are suitable for varying needs and disabled access. River Clyde Homes believe this is another step forward in reducing fuel poverty in Inverclyde.
The development was designed by Barham Glen Architects and was constructed by CCG who were responsible for the housing association’s successful development of 141 homes in the east end of Greenock.
Alan Duncan, a board member at River Clyde Homes, said: “I’m really happy that Nicole and her family have settled into their new home. We had worked closely with the remaining tenants in the Lower Woodhall area on the project over the design and layout. As with other new build developments in Inverclyde we have worked with Police Scotland to integrate a number of security and safety features in line with the Safer by Design initiative.”
Gary McGregor, group managing director at CCG, added: “CCG is delighted to be working with River Clyde Homes on this development to support the area’s regeneration. The Group has continued its approach to efficiency and sustainability using off-site construction methods delivering another industry-leading standard of home as well as employing five apprentices and inducting 6 work placements across the duration of the project.”