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30 March 2021

Robertson on track to deliver for Cairn Housing Association in Elgin

Robertson on track to deliver new development in Elgin for Cairn Housing Association

A new development for Cairn Housing Association is on track for completion by Robertson Construction Northern in August 2021.The 16 new properties for rent in Elgin, comprise of a mix of 1 bed flats and 3 bed houses.

Cairn Housing Association will offer tenancies at the new Laich Court, which is located on part of the brownfield site which was previously occupied by Bishopmill House.

Robertson Property identified the site for potential redevelopment and assisted Cairn Housing Association in obtaining all necessary planning permissions which will see the welcome addition of quality social housing for rent in Elgin.

Katherine MacKintosh, managing director, regeneration, said: "Robertson was founded in Elgin over 50 years ago and we always feel an additional sense of pride whenever we undertake work in the town. Working with our sister company Robertson Construction we were able to offer Cairn Housing Association a complete development, design and build package, and are proud that Robertson Timber Engineering is supplying the timber frame which have really taken shape over the last couple of weeks.

"The site, which has already undergone regeneration in the form of student residencies, will now be completely redeveloped, offering a great residential opportunity for a small new community at Laich Court.

"This is our first project with Cairn Housing Association, and we look forward to an ongoing relationship with them to assist them in delivering quality homes for their tenants and to meeting the growing demand for social housing."

Don Jamieson, Board Chairman, Cairn Housing Association, said: We are delighted that work is well underway on these homes, which will be a great addition to the Moray area. This is the latest project in our five-year development programme, and with demand for good quality, affordable social housing continuing to grow, it will go some way to meeting the needs of our communities."

Due to complete in August 2021, it is anticipated that the first tenant will move in to Laich Court in autumn 2021.