Malcolm Fraser Scotland could tackle its housing crisis with a serious effort to repair and renew existing urban infrastructure, especially in town centres, according to one of the country’s leading architects.
Kevin Stewart shown a refurbished flat in Govanhill as part of the buy and repair scheme A successful pilot project to allow homes in Govanhill to be acquired and brought into the social rented sector has been awarded a further £2.5 million of funding.
Plans have been submitted for up to 166 new homes on the site of the former Derby Street multis in Dundee. Brought forward by Collective Architecture and Robertson Partnership Homes, the scheme aims to recreate the street patterns of the Victorian era with the creation of two blocks of accommodation
Dunedin Canmore is set to deliver 21 new homes for affordable rent in Midlothian three months ahead of schedule. The two-bedroom houses, at Corby Craig Road and Walk in Bilston, were scheduled for January 2017 but will now be available to rent from November 2016.
Plans to create more than 100 homes in Aberdeen moved forward this week after a section 75 agreement was signed between developers CALA Homes and Aberdeen City Council, the Evening Express has reported. Section 75 agreements are used to secure vital funding for infrastructure such as roads and schoo
Output in the Scottish construction sector contracted by 1.9 per cent in second quarter of 2016, new statistics have revealed today. According to official Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures, the Scottish economy as a whole grew 0.4 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2016, though growth in t
Council tenants in South Lanarkshire are being invited to give their views on rent levels for 2017/18 via a survey and a series of meetings. The local authority said the decision is “hugely important, given the current economic situation, and the pressures on tenants and the council through the UK
Margaret and her family celebrating with their medals at the finish line (from left) Margaret’s daughter Michelle, Margaret, granddaughter Taylor (13), daughter in law Anne, and granddaughter Emma (13) A 65 year old grandmother, living in a Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association development in Liv
Scottish Housing News has been named as joint industry partner for the Housing & Property heat of Scotland’s national business five-a-side tournament Business Fives. After the success of the summer edition, Business Fives moves indoor for the winter ahead of Business Fours, the golf edition in
The construction of 18 new houses and flats is set to begin in North Berwick after East Lothian Council approved the award of a £2.2 million contract. Eleven 3-bedroom houses; two 2-bedroomed houses, four 2-bedroom flats and a wheelchair accessible 2-bedroom bungalow will be built at Russell Walk b
(from left) Paul Hillard, managing director at Irvine Housing Association; Joan McTurk, community involvement officer at Irvine Housing Association; Nicola Thom, executive director (operations) at Irvine Housing Association; Paul McGregor, chair of scrutiny at Irvine Housing Association; Ilene Campb
Frank Sweeney, chief executive, and Allison McColl, director of corporate services at Cunninghame Housing Association receiving the award from Alison Somerville, managing director of Dustacco Engineering Ltd Cunninghame Housing Association (CHA) has won the Health At Work Award at the Ayrshire Busin
Weslo Housing Management has become the newest member of Scotland’s Housing Network, joining the 120 registered social landlords who already benefit from the Network’s services. Mike Bruce, chief executive of Weslo Housing Management, said the Network’s “impressive range of services” will