Work begins on affordable homes build in Dargavel Village

ROBERTSON Partnership Homes has commenced work on the build of 58 affordable homes in Dargavel Village, Renfrewshire.

The project is being delivered on behalf of Loretto Housing Association, which forms part of the Wheatley Group.

The area is part of a wider regeneration project covering the west of Scotland, with the village being one of the UK’s largest brownfield development sites. BAE Systems is currently working closely with Renfrewshire Council to develop the 2,400 acre village.

Construction commenced in line with Public Health Scotland guidance, and stringent Covid-19 safe operating procedures in place. The development comprises of one, two- and three-bedroom energy-efficient flats and houses to suit tenants of varying needs.

James Freel, managing director of Robertson Partnership Homes, said, “The redevelopment of Dargavel Village is a truly impressive feat and we’re proud to contribute to what will be a shining new community in the west of Scotland.

“Although we’re operating in challenging times, we do so with a commitment to protecting our employees, supply chain, customers and site neighbours throughout the pandemic and at a time when it’s more important than ever that we continue to do all we can to assist the Scottish Government in reaching its target of 50,000 affordable homes by 2021.

“Recent investment in new modelling technology has allowed us to drive efficiencies in the pre-construction process by providing big-picture analysis for our sites. This in turn will help us to ensure we’re delivering the highest quality build while still meeting the urgent provision of homes for people who need them the most.”

As well as the 58 homes for Loretto Housing Association, Robertson Homes is also delivering 150 units for private sale as part of the Dargavel Village redevelopment, which, under a masterplan due to be completed by 2034, will see the completion of a business park, community centre, retail and commercial units, leisure facilities and a Community Woodland Park.