Commendation for Greenock neighbourhood regeneration

River Clyde Homes is presented with the commendation by Craig McLaren, director of Scotland and Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Board member, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

River Clyde Homes has received a commendation at the Herald Property Awards’ Best Regeneration Project category which was sponsored by Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

The award was given as recognition for the work done over the last three years in the Broomhill area of Greenock, investing £26 million to revitalise and rebuild the community.

The Glasgow ceremony was attended by members of staff and the Board, including Jenny Speck, who lives in the area. As well as the physical changes to the area, including the introduction of a biomass district heating to help tackle fuel poverty, the environment is being improved and an active community arts programme has been critical in bringing the community together to celebrate not only its rich past, but its bright future.

Elaine Cannon, service improvement manager, said: “We are all deeply thrilled at this receiving the commendation. This has been an ambitious project from the very beginning and is proving to be a great success. The proof, quite simply, is that more people are living in the area now than at any point over the last 20 years. This is tribute to the community and the hard work of staff from across River Clyde Homes who, collectively, have lived our vision of ‘improving lives and places’.”

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