Paisley contractor appointed to £20m framework

Michael Scanlan

LAR Housing Trust has appointed Paisley-based Clark Contracts to Lot 2 of its £20 million construction framework.

This lot, which will run for the next four years, covers the design and build of complex residential projects, which might include restricted and challenging sites and existing buildings.

Clark Contracts revealed that the projects will range in size, but are ”generally expected to be for 20-50 units’ on each site and likely to be in the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen areas.

The contractor recently worked with LAR  on the conversion of former office block, Westwood House, in Edinburgh to create 47 mid-market rental flats.

Michael Scanlan, director of Clark Contracts said, “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with LAR Housing Trust by being appointed to this framework and we look forward to supporting them achieve their goals of developing 1,000 affordable homes across Scotland over the next few years.”

Ann Leslie, chief executive or LAR Housing Trust added, “We were delighted with both the quality and quantity of interest in our framework. We have worked hard to build a reputation in the construction sector over the last four years and it is now paying dividends. We look forward to working with our partners going forward.”