Build of new homes at site of former Livingston depot underway

George Smith and Ros Edgar, from the council’s housing team, councillor Paul (right) and Jim Smith, site manager with contractor CCG.

WORK to build 29 new council homes at the site of a former depot in Livingston is underway.

The project will bring a mixture of one, two, three, four and five bedroom houses as well as two and three bedroom bungalows.

CCG started construction work last month (May) at the Eagle Brae site, with West Lothian Council anticipating work to be completed by spring 2022.

The development forms part of the local authority’s commitment to bring over 3,000 new affordable homes to the constituency by March 2023 – which includes a mixture of new build homes and properties purchased from the open market.

West Lothian Council’s executive councillor for services for the community, George Paul, said, “The site at Eagle Brae was formally a council depot but the building was deemed surplus to requirements. It’s fantastic to see that an unused site will be turned into affordable new homes which are in much demand. Livingston is the most sought after location in West Lothian in terms of those looking for affordable homes. We are committed to increasing the availability of affordable homes in West Lothian and it is always pleasing to visit sites where new build homes are being built.”