Work has started on the multi-million-pound construction of a new social housing development in Clydebank that will benefit dozens of families.
Link Group Ltd, the group behind the project, announced on November 7 that 30 affordable homes will be built in the town by next August at a cost of £3.4 million.
The development, on Stewart Street, just off Dumbarton Road, will be made up of one and two-bedroom flats, and two and three-bedroom terraced houses.
Link said it worked in close partnership with McTaggart Construction – which is building the homes – West Dunbartonshire Council and the Scottish Government to agree costs and timescales for the scheme.
The group has been involved in the regeneration of Clydebank over the past eight years, having previously provided 134 new and improved homes at Jellicoe Street, Castle Street and Beardmore Place.
Craig Sanderson, Link Group’s chief executive, said the team was “delighted” to have been supported by all parties involved, which has enabled it to build high-quality, new homes that which will continue to play a part in the regeneration of the area.
He continued: “It also concludes our programme to honour the commitments we made to the local community and tenants when we merged with Gap Housing Association in 2000.”
West Dunbartonshire Council’s convener of housing and Communities, Councillor David McBride, described how the council is “committed” to improving local housing throughout the area and delivering high-quality, affordable housing for all residents.
He added: “We are delighted to support this development, which is creating 30 new homes in Dalmuir and helps meet the needs of our communities.”
The proposed housing mix is consistent with West Dunbartonshire the council’s local housing strategy, which that sets out the housing issues in the area up until 2016.
The plans show how the council and its partners mean to address the issues related to both private and rented housing.