Work starts on new affordable homes in Clydebank
Clydebank Housing Association has appointed Cruden Building to deliver a multi-million-pound affordable housing development on the site of the former St. Cuthbert’s Church in Clydebank to help address local housing needs.
Enabling work to prepare the site has just completed and construction will start shortly on the £3.9 million development, which will see much-needed new affordable homes for rent being built on vacant land at Dalton Avenue in Clydebank.
The new housing, which has been designed by architects Coltart Earley, will comprise 24 new apartments within two, three-storey blocks. It will feature four one-bedroomed apartments, fifteen two-bedroomed apartments, including two specifically adapted for wheelchair use, and five three-bedroomed apartments. The new development will also have communal gardens and a parking court and is due to be completed by summer 2022.
Sharon Keenan, chief executive of Clydebank Housing Association, said: “We are certain that, when completed, these twenty-four new affordable rented properties will be much sought after. They will offer current and future tenants’ high quality, energy efficient homes with community Wi-Fi. As an organisation, we aim to provide a diverse range of housing stock and this new build development will be a welcome addition. These homes will help to address the ever-increasing demand for social housing in our area of operation and assist us in achieving our objective of ‘providing quality, affordable housing that meets the changing needs of our customers’.
“We appreciate the continued support of the Scottish Government and West Dunbartonshire Council and are delighted to be working with the contractor, Cruden Building, and our other consultants including Gregor Cameron Contracts, Coltart Earley Architects, Martin Aitken Associates and Cowal Design Consultants to deliver these much-needed homes in the heart of our community.”
Gordon Lee, partnering and procurement director of Cruden Building, part of the Cruden Group, said: “We are delighted to begin the construction of the Dalton Avenue project on behalf of Clydebank Housing Association. Cruden has been working closely with the Association and their consultants for several months now to design a modern, energy efficient development which meets the demands of modern living. In the current climate costs are also vitally important and the final design has ensured that Scottish Government grant funding targets are met.
“Community Benefits will play an important part in the development, with Cruden committing to a number of employment and training initiatives including apprenticeships, employment opportunities and work placements for people within the Clydebank area. We will also liaise with the Association and local groups to provide further benefits through community projects.”