£4.6m Clydebank social housing development officially opened

SOCIAL housing provider Clydebank Housing Association (CHA) has officially opened its new £4.6 million Linnvale Development.

The 24-home Dalton Avenue/Attlee Avenue project was delivered by Cruden Building at the site of the former St. Cuthbert’s Church.

The development was funded by Allia Charitable Donation funding, CAF Bank private loan finance, and Scottish Government housing grant.

Local ward councillors Craig Edward and Sophie Traynor were invited to perform the official opening ceremony before tenants started moving into the properties.

Councillor Sophie Traynor; Councillor Craig Edward; and Lynette Lees

Lynette Lees, chief executive of CHA, said, “We are delighted these 24 new properties are now available for our tenants to move into. These homes will help to address the ever-increasing demand for social housing in the area and also assist us in achieving our objective of ‘providing quality, affordable housing that meets the changing needs of our customers’.

“We appreciate the continued support of the Scottish Government, CAF Bank and West Dunbartonshire Council and thank our contractors and consultants for delivering these fantastic new modern homes in the heart of the Linnvale community. We also extend our thanks to Councillors Edward and Traynor for officially opening the development. It was a wonderful celebration and feedback from both the guests and tenants was extremely positive.”

Gordon Lee, partnering and procurement director of Cruden Building, added, “We are pleased to continue our strong working relationship with Clydebank Housing Association to deliver these high-quality homes with community WiFi, communal gardens, and parking. The many energy-efficient features included in the homes means they will be warmer and cheaper to run.

“Throughout this build, we have worked closely with the local community and the Association to provide a number of employment and training initiatives including apprenticeships, employment opportunities and work placements for people within the Clydebank area, together with supporting local groups.”

Sinéad Farrell, CHA’s customer & corporate services manager, commented, “Community benefits played an important part of the development, not only in terms of many employment and training initiatives but Cruden also contributed £5,000 to the local community including over £3,000 towards the recent Linnvale Gala Day.”