Work begins on new council homes in Wishaw
Work is now under way on the latest new build council housing development planned for the site of the former Belhaven House care home in Wishaw.
The new project at Roberts Street comprising 16 homes, a mix of houses, cottage flats and wheelchair standard bungalows, is the 40th site in the region now complete or under way, and drives forward North Lanarkshire Council’s pledge to deliver 5,000 affordable homes by 2035.
All of the new homes are designed for the future with a range of innovative features including being flexible enough to adapt as a tenant’s circumstances change, are secure by design and boast a ‘very good’ eco rating, saving tenants money on their bills while protecting the environment.
Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey, convener of housing and regeneration, said: “We’re continuing to provide modern, affordable homes across North Lanarkshire and our latest development signals another exciting chapter in our new build story. It’s also fitting that this year marks a decade on from the completion of our first new house building project under this programme, which was delivered in Holytown.
“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Scottish Government guidelines for the building industry, it’s been a challenging time. However, we’ve continued to work behind the scenes to push forward our housing programme to ensure we deliver our target. Every one of our housing developments supports the local economy, community and provides jobs and improves the lives of our tenants and residents.
“I look forward to seeing this site progress to its completion and to our new tenants moving in.”
The £3.1 million development is being delivered by Hadden Group, with a grant funding contribution of £944,000 being made by the Scottish Government. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Steven Brady, managing director at Hadden Group, added: “Our team is pleased to be working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council through the Scottish Procurement Alliance Housing Framework to bring our housing expertise to this development to provide high quality, energy efficient affordable homes in Wishaw.”