Housing associations team up on ‘much-needed’ Paisley development

TWO housing associations have teamed up on a project to deliver 131 new homes to the Glenburn area in Paisley.

The development on Skye Crescent – known as Gleniffer Reach – is progressing and families have started to move in. The first phase of more than 50 homes has been delivered with final completion set for 2022.

Sanctuary Scotland and Paisley Housing Association have worked together on the initiative. 30 of the homes located near Glenburn library are offered for rent by Paisley Housing Association while the remainder are being offered by Sanctuary.

The project is one of the largest single housing developments in Paisley in recent years and has the support of Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government who have provided an £11.7 million grant to help make it possible.

Kathleen McCutcheon, chief executive of Paisley Housing Association, said, “These homes demonstrate our commitment to keep on building much-needed new homes for our community. We readily acknowledge the support of Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government and are proud of our partnership with Sanctuary who share our vision of building homes where people want to live. It is worth noting that the homes have been completed against the backdrop of a challenging ongoing health emergency.”

Gordon Lee, director of the developer Cruden Building (West), added, “Cruden are delighted to undertake this significant new development for Sanctuary and Paisley Housing Association. The Skye Crescent project has created much-needed energy efficient, affordable homes to the Glenburn area of Paisley.

“In addition to building new homes, we also build new communities, and it was vitally important that we supported the residents of Glenburn and the surrounding areas by providing a range of community benefits. These included valuable jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities together with donations to local schools and community groups.”