This new high-quality, affordable social housing will be a valuable asset to the area, contributing much-needed social accommodation and also bringing more vibrancy to the community.

– Dave Doogan, Convener of Housing and Health, Perth & Kinross Council

Urban Union Ltd was appointed by Caledonia Housing Association to deliver the new homes. Robertson Partnership Homes are carrying out construction on behalf of Urban Union and began work in November 2016. Completion of the affordable and private homes is scheduled for the end of 2018.

Urban regeneration in Perth

In partnership with the community

The new homes will form an important part of the regeneration of Muirton and will create a vibrant area in which people not only want to live but also a community they are proud to be part of.

The construction phase follows extensive community engagement in the development of the masterplans.

From the outset, Urban Union has worked in partnership with local people, ensuring their views and needs are reflected in aspects such as the design and layout of the new homes.

We will also implement measures to successively shape local training and employment opportunities, and provide sustainable long-term benefits to the wider Muirton community.

A range of house types

The development will offer a wide range of house types with one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom properties available. Each property will have either private or shared gardens alongside attractive outdoor space and car parking facilities.

Each property is built to a high level of energy efficiency, with a fabric-first approach, meaning energy costs are reduced in the long term.

Transforming the area

The project will complete the final three phases of a regeneration masterplan that was first approved in 2004.

Perth & Kinross Council’s Convener of Housing and Health, Councillor Dave Doogan, added: “The regeneration of Muirton has been a priority for the Council over the last decade, and the work we have done with partner organisations during that time has totally transformed Muirton into a desirable area that people enjoy living in.

“In addition to the regeneration work that has already been carried out, this new high-quality, affordable social housing will be a valuable asset to the area, contributing much needed social accommodation and also bringing more vibrancy to the community.”

 

 

 

 

Related news

  • Green light for more than 300 homes in R...

    Green light for more than 300 homes in R...

    Robertson will build more than 300 homes on four different sites across the Raploch in Stirling after approval by councillors.
  • Cleaning up the image of construction

    Cleaning up the image of construction

    Urban Union has joined the Considerate Constructors Scheme and encouraging others to follow suit.

Related blog posts

  • How do we demonstrate the social value of construction projects?

    How do we demonstrate the social value of construction projects?

    Find out how social value is at the heart of everything we do, and we create long-term social value from the projects we deliver.
  • How CAFM can save you time and money

    How CAFM can save you time and money

    How capturing information about building assets during design and construction phases can save time and money in the long term.
  • Facing up to the home truths of the housing crisis

    Facing up to the home truths of the housing crisis

    The current housing crisis is a well-publicised and widely discussed issue within political and industry circles...