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 the Scape 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

The project will see between 400 and 543 new homes built across five sites - Gowanhill Gardens, Craigforth Crescent, Raploch Road, Kildean and Drip Road by 2020. Over 70% of the units will be social or mid-market rented accommodation.

The housing will include at least 160 units for affordable rent, 100 units for mid-market rent, 40 private rental units and 100 units for market sale.

Around 60 affordable units will be built using £5million affordable housing investment from the Falkirk Pension Fund, to be managed by CastleRock Edinvar Housing Association Ltd.

In partnership with Robertson, the council has the scope to specify house types that best address the housing requirements of the local area.

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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