Progress made on 224-property River Clyde Homes development

RIVER Clyde Homes is set to hand over the first phase of modern new homes at the site of a former school in Port Glasgow later this year.

The 224-home development will sit at the site of the former St Stephen’s High School, between Kilmacolm Road and Southfield Avenue.

The ‘highly’ energy-efficient properties vary in size – ranging from one to three bedroom homes, and also include 24 dementia friendly flats and eight wheelchair accessible flats.

The developers said that allocations for properties will take place in three phases. Phase one of the project comprises 30 houses and 24 flats, with work set to be completed by mid-September 2021. Phase two and three will involve the construction of 170 further homes, with work expected to be concluded by July 2022.

It is one of a range of new housing projects by River Clyde Homes which are progressing despite temporary delays due to Covid-19 restrictions. The St Stephen’s site is the latest development in River Clyde Homes’ ambitious plans to build ‘much needed’ new homes in Inverclyde and the first of the ‘RCH+’ standard, where all properties will have a common design standard, across all future new build sites.

River Clyde Homes has handed already handed over homes from two developments during the Covid-19 pandemic, which it said is thanks to the hard work and determination of its development partners Cruden Building.

Carine Strain, senior asset and development manager at River Clyde Homes, said, “It has been very rewarding to see the St Stephens development taking shape and with Phase one nearing completion we look forward to welcoming our new customers into their new energy efficient homes. Our thanks must go to Cruden and their site team as they continue to deliver on our new build programme despite the challenging conditions.”