Clydebank gap site set to welcome modular homes

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WORK is set to begin on a small area of disused land in Clydebank which is being developed by West Dunbartonshire Council to help meet demand in housing.

The 535 square metre plot between 5 and 15 Gilmour Avenue in Hardgate will be developed into two semi-detached three-bedroom homes with off-street car parking. The properties will be of modular construction, with Cumnock-based Connect Modular delivering the homes.

Connect Modular explained it is utilising its standard house types to deliver best value and programme and will also adapt external finishes to reflect the local authority’s vision and design requirements.

The new homes will achieve Gold aspect 1 and Silver aspects 2-7 of the Scottish Building Standards and feature PV panels and air source heat pumps, amongst other measures, to deliver high levels of energy efficiency for residents.

Jennifer Higgins, CEO of Connect Modular, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with West Dunbartonshire Council to transform the long-vacant brownfield site in Gilmour Avenue. This collaboration represents our dedication to creating sustainable and high-quality housing solutions for communities in need.

“By utilising our expertise in modular construction, we can accelerate the development process while minimising our environmental footprint. We are excited to provide residents with modern, comfortable homes that seamlessly integrate into their surroundings.”

Convener of housing and communities at West Dunbartonshire Council, councillor Gurpreet Singh Johal, said, “This development shows a real commitment from West Dunbartonshire Council to utilise small pockets of land in order to meet demand for housing.

“Although this is a small development, it is vital in delivering for our communities while also progressing our environmental aims.”

Connect Modular is part of The Wee House Company. In 2019, Project Scotland visited the firm’s Ayrshire headquarters to speak to MD Jennifer Higgins. To read the article, click here.