Along with our other projects in North Lanarkshire at Coltness and Tannochside, the sites form part of the NL Homes programme, which will see 2,150 new homes built over the next decade, transforming the housing supply throughout the county.

As a whole, the project was procured through the Scape Major Works Framework. Scape Group is a public sector owned built environment specialist offering a full suite of national frameworks and innovative design solutions.

Future-proof housing specifications

All of the new homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, to help minimise running costs for tenants. They are designed to achieve at least a ‘Good’ environmental rating.

In addition, they meet the specification of Housing for Varying Needs, which means that the homes are accessible for tenants with different mobility requirements.

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.

A significant investment in housebuilding

Our work will develop six separate brownfield sites across North Lanarkshire.

At Blair Road in Coatbridge, 40 homes are being built on the site of the former St Ambrose High School. There will be 14 cottage flats, 3 semi-detached houses and 23 terraced houses.

Also in Coatbridge, on School Street, we are constructing 20 homes. These will comprise 10 cottage flats, and 8 semi-detached and 2 terraced houses. The site was formerly Old School Court, which was used as homeless accommodation up until 2010. Prior to that, the site was home to the Whifflet Public School, originally built 1887. Robertson Timber Engineering are providing timber frames at this development.

At Brown Road in Seafar, Cumbernauld, 20 homes are being constructed on a former Blaes football pitch: 8 cottage flats; and 8 semi-detached, 1 detached and 3 terraced homes.

14 cottage flats will be developed at Cairnhill Road in Airdrie on the site of the former Alexandria School. Robertson Timber Engineering will also provide timber frames for these homes.

The site of the former New Stevenston Primary School in Clydesdale Street near Motherwell will see 15 new properties built comprising 8 cottage flats; along with 4 semi-detached and 3 terraced houses.

Elsewhere in Motherwell, we will develop 30 homes where the former Calder Primary School on Draffen Street used to be. There will be 12 cottage flats, 4 semi-detached houses and 14 terraced houses.

 

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