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26 August 2017

Two sites in North Lanarkshire underway after ceremonies

Two sites in North Lanarkshire underway after ceremonies

Sod cutting ceremonies took place at two sites in North Larkshire this week, as part of Robertson Partnership Homes' delivery of a significant portion of North Lanarkshire's ambitious NL Homes programme.

The NL Homes programme will see 2,150 homes built by 2027. Robertson Partnership Homes has completed one site at Tannochside and are almost complete at Coltness. There then follows a further six sites.

On the former New Stevenston Primary School site at Clydesdale Street, there are plans for 15 new houses, which are a mix of cottage flats, family homes and two wheelchair adapted properties. The development is expected to be completed by May 2018.

At Brown Road, Cumbernauld, there will be 20 new houses, also a mix of cottage flats, family homes and two wheelchair adapted properties, to be delivered by June 2018.

 Robertson Partnership Homes site at Clydesdale Street, New Stevenston for North Lanarkshire Council

Convener of Enterprise and Housing, Councillor Allan Graham, cut the first sod, and was joined by Vice Convener of Enterprise and Housing, Olivia Carson; local elected member, Councillor Paddy Hogg; Des Murray, Assistant Chief Executive, Enterprise and Housing Resources; Malcolm Macleod, Managing Director, Robertson Partnership Homes; together with other representatives from NLC and Robertson Partnership Homes.

Malcolm MacLeod, Managing Director for Robertson Partnership Homes Central said: "This housing development in Cumbernauld is one of eight projects Robertson is delivering in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, procured through Scape Group's National Major Works Framework. Once complete, these homes will bolster the region's housing portfolio, providing affordable living spaces for local people. We are proud to be part of such a transformational investment."

All of our new homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, achieving at least a 'good' eco rating to help minimise running costs for tenants.
Des Murray
Assistant Chief Executive

He added: "In addition, they meet Housing for Varying Needs specification which means homes are more accessible to adapt to tenants' mobility needs. The homes are also 'Secured by Design' accredited, which involves Police Scotland architectural liaison officers having input into the layout and designs to ensure we build safe and secure environments.

"We're proud of our new build homes and I'm confident we will continue to make significant progress to improve local communities and the lives of our tenants."

A contribution is received from the Scottish Government towards the development costs at each site.