Third council house development underway in East Renfrewshire

Construction work is underway on the third phase of East Renfrewshire Council’s ambitious plans to provide 240 new homes for social rent over the next five years.

Following the sites at Robertson Street and Fenwick Drive in Barrhead, where work commenced earlier this year, the project at the Blackbyres Court site in Barrhead is the third to commence in the last twelve months.

The Blackbyres Court development will be home to sixteen three-bedroom terrace houses and six one-bedroom cottage flats and is expected to be completed in autumn 2019.

(from left) Phil Daws, CCG site manager Jim Smith, Cllr Danny Devlin, CCG contracts manager Tom Tracy, CCG business development manager Karen Shaw and Elaine McShane

Each of the projects are being delivered in partnership with CCG which will utilise ‘off-site’ modern methods of construction to ensure the new homes are delivered to the highest quality standard as well as being highly energy-efficient.

Councillor Danny Devlin, convenor for housing and maintenance at East Renfrewshire Council, said: “We have made fantastic progress during 2018 with our social housing plans. Barrhead is very important to East Renfrewshire’s future plans and I look forward to seeing all of our sites continue to develop and benefit residents for generations to come.”

Calum Murray, director of CCG, added: “The last twelve months has been a very successful period for the strategic partnership which has delivered quality, energy-efficient homes and a wide range of community benefit initiatives for the Barrhead community. We will continue this trend at Blackbyres Court and look forward to working with East Renfrewshire Council in 2019.”

All of the projects that are being delivered for East Renfrewshire Council have been procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA). Fully OJEU compliant, the SPA NH1 Framework offers public sector clients a quicker and cost-effective route to approved contractors who offer design, supply and construction services for off-site manufactured panelised timber frame systems for new build housing.

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