Tenants move into new council homes in Falkirk

Tenants move into new council homes in Falkirk

New homes at Persia Court, Bainsford

Falkirk Council has handed over the keys to brand new homes in two new developments.

Tenants are now enjoying bright new energy efficient homes in a £4.6 million project at Persia Court in Bainsford consisting of 19 new homes, and in a £4.5 million project at Torwood, where there are 24 new homes.

Councillor Gary Bouse, spokesperson for Housing & Communities, said both of these projects contribute significantly to housing provision across the council and represent significant investment from Scottish Government grant funding and Falkirk Council, Housing Services.

He added: “The council new build programme is delivering modern and energy efficient homes that are built to last. The tenants and families moving into these homes will benefit from the excellent design and space, both internally and externally.

“We recognise people are using their homes more and we value the role that good quality homes can have on our tenant’s wellbeing. As well as investing in our new homes programme, we are also upgrading and improving our existing stock throughout the Falkirk Council area.”

Persia Court and Torwood offer a mix of housing options, catering to the varying needs of the local communities. The development includes a combination of flats and houses designed to accommodate different household sizes. Each new home has been carefully designed and built to meet the highest standards of comfort, energy efficiency and accessibility, ensuring a positive living experience for all.

Good progress is also being made on a number of other new build sites due to be completed over the next few months. They include:

  • 22 new units Main Street, Bonnybridge (former social club site)
  • four new units Salmon Court, Bo’ness.

Also on track is the council’s new build site at Woodend farm, where 111 new homes will be delivered. Completion of this development is not due until 2025/26 but 32 homes will be ready for allocation in 2023/24.

The construction work at Persia Court was carried out by Hadden Construction Ltd and was supported by a grant of £1.1m of grant from the Scottish Government. The Torwood contract was carried out by Bell Contracts and was supported by £1.6m of Scottish Government grant.

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