Contractor delivers Livingston social housing project

Councillor George Paul (West Lothian Council), John Davidson (CEO at Almond HA), and Andrew Dallas (projects director for The JR Group)

THE JR Group has announced completion of works on its first project for Almond Housing Association, delivering a community of socially rented properties in Livingston.

Working as main contractor, the project is located on the disused St Paul’s Church at Piriebank, Ladywell. The works included demolition of the existing church along with clearance of the church and the wider site. Once this had been completed, The JR Group progressed with the design and build of cottage flats and houses.

Andrew Dallas, project director, from The JR Group, said, “Works on the Piriebank project went very well. This was the first project with Almond Housing Association and throughout the build, we enjoyed a positive, collaborative working relationship. Despite the pandemic, we managed to hand over the homes to the housing association to allow residents to move in ahead of the new year.

“We know West Lothian and Almond Housing Association have strong ambitions to provide safe, warm and modern housing, so we hope this is just the beginning our working relationship and we can make efforts to turn this ambition into reality.”

John Davidson, CEO of Almond HA, added, “There have been significant challenges this year but with almost £1 million grant funding from the Scottish Government, we were delighted to work with The JR Group to see these new homes occupied in time for Christmas.”