Construction to start on affordable homes site in Livingston

CRUDEN is to start work on 49 new affordable homes in Livingston on behalf of Link Group Ltd.

The £8.7 million development will see the properties built on a previously disused 1.2-hectare brownfield site in Craigshill.

The project will provide a range of flats built across three blocks, which will be three and four-storeys high. The one and two-bedroomed homes have been tipped to offer residents ‘high quality’ accommodation for social rental.

Facilities including green space, electric vehicle charging points, bike storage and on-site parking.

Work is expected to complete in summer 2025.

Fraser Lynes, MD of Cruden Homes, said, “We are pleased to continue our successful relationship with Link as work gets underway at Sydney Street. This exciting development will transform a previously empty site to bring quality, new homes to the local area.

“Craigshill is a strong location with plenty of amenities nearby to cater to the everyday needs of residents. These new homes will make a great addition to the surrounding community, providing attractive and sustainable living space at a time when it is needed most.”

Colin Culross, group commercial director of Link Group, added, “Link is delighted to continue its partnership with Cruden Homes to deliver much needed affordable housing at Sydney Street. The new homes will be energy efficient delivering zero emissions heating systems which assists with our sustainability journey towards net zero, a key focus for Link.”