WORK has started to build 67 new Caledonia Housing Association homes in Dundee.
Locates at Ballindean Road in the east of the city, the development will comprise a mix of 43 houses and 24 flats available for affordable rent or shared equity sale.
All the homes will have solar panels, heat pumps and triple glazing, while the rented units will also feature battery storage, which Caledonia said will make them among the most energy efficient homes the organisation has ever built.
Plans approved by Dundee City Council last year include ‘enhanced’ garden spaces where trees will line the perimeter of the site and an ‘adequate’ allowance of parking spaces. The project is a partnership between Caledonia and Dundee City Council, delivered with £6.1 million of funding from the Scottish Government. The developer is Cullross Ltd.
Andrew Kilpatrick, director of assets at Caledonia Housing Association, said, “Caledonia carried out a community consultation on these proposals last year and with the backing of the city council, work is now underway to deliver these new homes for Dundee. We can look forward to helping meet the demand for affordable housing and this site at Ballindean will be an attractive place to live with good transport links, nearby supermarkets and leisure facilities.”
Ryan Fletcher, MD of Cullross, added, “It’s been great working with Caledonia again to bring much needed affordable housing to Dundee. These homes are among the most energy efficient we have built and will make a contribution to the city’s effort to reduce carbon emissions.”