Our Director, Morven Short, and Convenor, Sephton MacQuire joined Councillor George Freeman, Lead Councillor for Communities, Culture and Strategic Housing and some of the team from the building contractor, Cruden Building & Renewals, headed up by Alan Callaghan, Managing Director, to mark the construction work starting.
At the site, Sephton MacQuire, Convenor of Dunbritton Housing Association’s Management Committee said: “It is with greatest pleasure that as Convenor of Dunbritton Housing Association, I see the start of the new housing at Hermitage which is much needed in Helensburgh. This has become possible due to the determination and financial support of Argyll and Bute Council and the Scottish Government to see new housing being built in Argyll & Bute. Dunbritton Housing Association is delighted to be able to take this Helensburgh project forward alongside its Clydeview development of 39 flats, and in doing so, is offering affordable housing to many local people.”
Construction of the roundabout is already well underway, whilst the building of the houses will start towards the end of August, and should be completed by summer 2014. The development will consist of two storey semi-detached houses, flats in three-storey blocks and a wheelchair-accessible bungalow.
Councillor George Freeman said: “As the Council’s Lead Councillor for Strategic Housing, I am delighted to see a major affordable housing development in Helensburgh get off the ground. This is a project that the Council is supporting from its Strategic Housing Fund that will help to address housing need throughout the Helensburgh and Lomond Area as well as injecting further funding into the local economy”.