Work progressing on 22 new council houses in Cowie
Construction works are progressing well at Stirling Council’s new build residential site in Bannockburn Road, Cowie.
The properties are being built on the site of the former St Margaret’s Primary School and the redevelopment of this site will provide 22 new council houses, including:
- 4 x 1 bedroom cottage flats
- 4 x 2 bedroom cottage flats
- 6 x 1 bedroom houses including one wheelchair house
- 5 x 2 bedroom houses
- 3 x 3 bedroom houses including one wheelchair house
Stirling Council appointed CCG (Scotland) as the main contractor to deliver this new residential development.
All properties constructed on this site will be available for social rent and will be allocated in accordance with the council’s Housing Allocation Policy.
Stirling Council’s portfolio holder for housing, Councillor Jim Thomson, said: “I am impressed to see the progress made on this site and I am delighted that we will start handing keys to our new tenants during May 2022. I am also pleased to see more housing for wheelchair users being delivered on this site.”
Deputy portfolio holder for housing, Councillor Alasdair MacPherson, added: “Given the significant increases in energy costs it is important that these new homes are highly energy efficient and they include solar panels and battery storage which will reduce the risk of our new tenants living in fuel poverty.”
Deputy portfolio holder for housing, Councillor Danny Gibson, said: “One of our key aims is to deliver more affordable housing and I am pleased to see that Stirling Council and delivery partners currently have 200 new affordable homes under construction on various sites across the Stirling area including in Cornton, Drymen, Kippen, Raploch and St Ninian’s.”