Putting the Town Centre First
The Robertson Street / Cross Arthurlie Street development brings much-needed affordable homes to the local area as well as supporting the Scottish Governments “Town Centre First” principal by enabling sustainable town centre living. Robertson Street is now homes to 4 families and 9 tenants in the 60+ age group.
"I had visions of having to move away from my family, to a place where I would be isolated, but here I am in a lovely flat, with nice neighbours, in a great location and most importantly, I feel safe – I am so happy.” Evelyn Milligan, Robertson Street Resident
At Fenwick Drive, the project is comprised of 10 homes for social rent with a mix of three bedroom semi-detached houses and one bedroom amenity cottage flats for residents 60+. The properties are now homes to Council tenants who were facing homelessness, those who lived in overcrowded properties and those wishing to downsize.
The Blackbyres Court development is home to sixteen three-bedroom terrace houses and six one-bedroom cottage flats.
"We have made fantastic progress […] Barrhead is very important to East Renfrewshire’s future plans and I look forward to seeing all of our sites continue to develop and benefit residents for generations to come” Councillor Danny Devlin, East Renfrewshire Council
All of the projects that are being delivered for East Renfrewshire Council have been procured through SPA, Fully OJEU compliant, the SPA NH1 Framework offered public sector clients a quicker and cost-effective route to approved contractors who offer design, supply and construction services for off-site manufactured panelised timber frame systems for new build housing.
CCG (Scotland) Ltd is an industry leader for innovation in construction and is one of the largest privately owned construction and manufacturing companies in Scotland. Over the next five years, East Renfrewshire Council plan to provide 240 new homes for social rent in live with their Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) .To achieve this aim, they procured the following developments through SPA – Robertson Street, Fenwick Drive and Blackbyres Court – which were awarded to CCG (Scotland) Ltd and form part of a strategic partnership between the Council and CCG (Scotland) Ltd.
Through CCG, the projects will support the delivery of 3 new jobs, 2 trade apprentices, 7 work placements as well as £3000 donated to local initiatives. The Council can therefore provide a sustained approach to town centre and community regeneration, which has been supported by their partnership with CCG.
SPA’s NH1 framework has been successful renewed as NH2 Offsite Housing Framework, which is fully OJEU compliant and runs until April 2023.