Build of £27m housing development underway at former tower block site

WORK is underway on a project to deliver 150 new council homes in Airdrie as part of North Lanarkshire Council’s project to replace its tower blocks with high quality homes.

Three tower blocks were demolished at the Holehills site in 2020 to make way for the new £27 million development, which consists of a mix of one to four bedroom homes, including semi-detached, terraced, cottage flats and bungalows.

The project is being carried out by CCG and will include 19 ‘pilot’ homes that have been designed using an energy strategy which is based upon the firm’s recently launched ‘net zero home’ building standard. The council explained that advanced construction methods and gas-free energy solutions combine to reduce emissions arising from lighting, heating, pumps and fans to a rate of less than or equal to zero – resulting in residents making ‘significant’ savings on annual heating costs.

Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey, convener of housing and regeneration at North Lanarkshire Council, said, “Improving the lives of our tenants and regenerating our local communities and town centres are the drivers behind our plans to realise the council’s vision to make North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.”