A sod-cutting ceremony has marked the start of construction of new council homes in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.
Based on the site of the former Old School Court in School Street, plans include 20 new homes comprising cottage flats, family homes and two wheelchair adapted properties.
The development is being delivered by Robertson Partnership Homes and is expected to be completed by next summer.
Malcolm MacLeod, managing director for Robertson Partnership Homes Central said, “The housing development at Old School Court is one of eight projects Robertson is delivering in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, procured through Scape Group’s National Major Works Framework. Once complete, these homes will bolster the region’s housing portfolio, providing high-quality, affordable living spaces for local residents. We are proud to be part of such a transformational investment.”
Des Murray, assistant chief executive, enterprise and housing resources at North Lanarkshire Council added, “All our new homes are built with energy efficiency in mind. In addition, they meet Housing for Varying Needs specification which means homes are more accessible to adapt to tenants’ mobility needs. The homes are also ‘Secured by Design’ accredited, which involves Police Scotland architectural liaison officers having input into the layout and designs to ensure we build safe and secure environments.
“We’re proud of our new build homes and I’m confident we will continue to make significant progress in improving local communities across North Lanarkshire and the lives of our tenants.”