Coatbridge project will include homes for military veterans

A housing project is underway in Coatbridge, which will include accommodation for ex-services personnel.

The development, on the site of the former St Ambrose High School, involves North Lanarkshire Council working jointly with Scottish Veteran’s Garden City Association (SVGCA) to include a shared ownership arrangement for six properties.

A sod cutting event marked the start of construction work to build 40 new homes comprising a mix of flats and family homes, together with a number of wheelchair compatible properties.

Richard Callander, chairman of the Scottish Veteran’s Garden City Association (SVGCA) said, “This housing project is a wonderful example of joint working to create housing for veterans who are disabled. We’ve entered into a shared ownership agreement for six properties that will be used by SVGCA to accommodate ex service personnel. By working together we’re providing modern, adaptable accommodation for our veterans.”

The contractor on the project is Robertson Partnership Homes, with completion tipped for September 2018.