Motherwell community takes handover of affordable houses
Barratt West Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council have partnered on its third affordable housing project to bring the residents of Motherwell ten affordable housing units within the grounds of a new housing community at Colville Gate.
The new homes are a collection of four, one-bedroom, cottage flats and six, three-bedroom, houses. These properties have been allocated to local residents through the social housing register which is administered by the council.
Stuart Dodson, development director at Barratt West Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have recently delivered ten affordable housing units to North Lanarkshire Council at our new development Colville Gate.
“This is our third phase of affordable units that we have delivered in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council and I am proud to report that the project was delivered on time, resulting in quality, affordable homes for the local community.
“We will continue to partner with North Lanarkshire Council to deliver much needed affordable housing all across North Lanarkshire.”
Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey, North Lanarkshire Council’s convener of communities and housing, said: “It’s great to see our tenants have settled in well to their brand new Barratt homes in Ravenscraig, which we purchased directly from the developer.
“As part of this process we were involved from the initial design stage right through to completion, ensuring they were built to the standards we set for our own homes, including the required accessibility and sustainability standards.
“We recently announced our plans to work with more housing developers to buy new ‘off the shelf homes’. This ‘development pathfinder’ approach will support our exciting plans to deliver 5,000 affordable homes by 2035 and will help accelerate housing development while benefiting the local economy.
“I hope all our tenants will be happy here and we’ll continue to deliver more new homes, making North Lanarkshire the place to live.”
Barratt Homes’ development in Motherwell, Colville Gate, will total 97 properties in total, including the ten affordable homes.