Raploch in Stirling has already undergone significant regeneration with a new school, community campus and housing built to tackle the issues of deprivation and poverty that the area had suffered over several years.

This new housing in Raploch will support the City Development Framework, a programme to position Stirling as an economic and cultural powerhouse, as housing plays an essential role in promoting economic growth and social justice.

– Council leader Johanna Boyd

The next phase of regeneration in Raploch will create an overall environment that gives the community something tangible that they can be proud of, with homes, streets and open spaces of high quality.

The project has been procured through Scape Major Works Scotland, part of the National Major Works framework. Scape Group is a public sector owned built environment specialist offering a full suite of national frameworks and innovative design solutions.

Robertson Regeneration will lead the design and pre-construction stages of the project, with Robertson Partnership Homes carrying out construction.

Changing Raploch for the better

Robertson’s involvement in the regeneration of the Raploch will see 319 new homes built at Gowanhill Gardens, Raploch Road, Kildean and Drip Road by 2020. 166 of the units will be social or mid-market rented accommodation with 147 for private sale.

Following the design guidance of the Raploch masterplan, there will be a unified palette of wall and roof materials, and fittings such as doors and windows.

Innovative construction methods

We will work in partnership with Legal & General (L&G) Homes to use both traditional construction techniques as well as volumetric construction, where modules are produced off-site in factory conditions. Once complete, each module will be delivered to site where it will be connected to foundations and finished to the required specification.

Value and benefits for the community

We have undertaken an outline feasibility study to established that an affordable proposal can deliver the housing for Stirling Council. The project will also generate an income stream for the Raploch URC (Urban Regeneration Company) for the duration of the construction period, to fund employability initiatives within Stirling.

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