Twechar triumphs at Scottish Home Awards
Places for People has picked up two further accolades for an affordable housing development in the former mining village of Twechar, East Dunbartonshire.
Built close to the ruins of the Roman-built Antoine Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 142 AD, Roman Fields was named both ‘Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Housing Associations) (less than 60 units)’ as well as overall ‘Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Private Builders)’ at the Scottish Home Awards 2015 ceremony in Glasgow.
Designed to be ‘tenure blind’, Roman Fields is a low density development of two and three semi-detached and terraced homes overlooking the Forth and Clyde canal and the Campsie Hills. The modern homes are energy efficient with a traditional feel and the awards are the latest milestone in the revitalisation programme for the village which has seen extensive area improvements in recent years.
The next phase of development is due to start on site later this year and will support the wider regeneration objective for Twechar of achieving a population of 2000 people by 2020.
Commenting on the wins, Tricia Brocklebank, head of development Scotland at Places for People, said: “We are delighted to have received not one, but two prestigious national awards for our work in Twechar. The judges praised not only the design of the development, but also the range of tenant services provided and our consultation work with the local community. We are proud to have created a high quality neighbourhood which enhances the local environment and has had such a positive impact on the lives of the people who live there.”