Kingdom builds on firm foundations in Clackmannanshire
Kingdom Housing Association has completed 69 houses across Clackmannanshire in the last 18 months and is poised to deliver a further 31 affordable homes for social rent when current construction completes on the Association’s site at Delph Road, Tullibody.
Kingdom recently completed 16 homes at Primrose Place, Alloa, for mid-market rent and priority for the new two-bedroomed flats is given to eligible applicants, who are likely to be employed and find it difficult to access other housing tenures.
Miss Lynn Syme, who moved into one of the new homes at Primrose Place, said: “We were thrilled to be offered a kingdom Housing home, our life is much more chilled now.”
On a visit to the completed Primrose Place project, council leader Councillor Les Sharp said: “The council is working with our partners to deliver new affordable housing throughout Clackmannanshire, and we’re delighted that these new homes in Alloa town centre now have happy tenants. Kingdom is one of our social landlord partners, and working with them we are investing council funds and funding from the Scottish Government to ensure that new high quality houses are being built every year.
“Recent funding announcements mean that tor the next three years we will have an average of £5.65 million a year to invest, an increase of more than 50% on last year. This will see new homes built for residents across the county as part of our Strategic Housing Investment Plan, including Tullibody, Alloa and Clackmannan.”
Bill Banks, Kingdom’s group chief executive, said: “The new homes at Primrose Place and Delph Road will help meet the local needs for both social and mid-market rent and represent a total investment of over £7m in the area.”
Noting that Kingdom completed its first Clackmannanshire as recently as February 2016, in which 27 new homes were provided for social rent at The Tannery, Tullibody, Bill added: “Kingdom has only been developing in Clackmannanshire for a relatively short period and we are very pleased to be working collaboratively with Clackmannanshire Council, to help meet the need and demand for affordable housing in the area.”
Artist’s impressions of the Delph Road project in Tullibody