Stirling Council completes new affordable homes in Bannockburn

Stirling Council’s in-house build team has completed the construction of 11 new affordable houses at Catherine Street in Bannockburn.

Stirling Council completes new affordable homes in Bannockburn

Brian McWhinnie, new build service manager; Cllr Alasdair MacPherson; Cllr Jim Thomson and Stephen Swan, housing property & asset management service manager

The new energy efficient properties were constructed with the support of Scottish Government grant funding and will be fitted with solar panels as well as battery storage.

The development consists of a mix of 1 bed, 2 bed and 4 bed fully accessible houses.

Construction was undertaken using Stirling Council’s in-house site supervisors and trade operatives, ranging from groundworkers, bricklayers, joiners, plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, roofers and labourers to plasterers, tilers, floor layers and painters.

These properties will contribute to Stirling Council’s target of delivering 700 affordable homes between 2017 and 2022.

Councillor Jim Thomson, housing portfolio holder, said: “Housing staff and operational teams have excelled in some very testing times and I welcome their hard work and determination to deliver these high quality, energy efficient homes for tenants.”

Councillor Alasdair MacPherson, depute portfolio holder for housing, added: “Undertaking projects like this in-house provides opportunities for existing trade operatives to undertake larger scale projects and enhance their skill sets, as well as provides an essential training base for our apprenticeship programme.”

Councillor Danny Gibson, depute portfolio holder for housing, commented: “This development of new council housing is one of many being completed this year and we continue to work with partners to progress further developments which are under construction in Dunblane, Callander, Cornton, Cowie, Raploch and St Ninian’s.”

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