Housing minister visits new Clyde Valley Housing Group development

Minister for local government and housing, Kevin Stewart MSP, visited East Kilbride to see Clyde Valley Housing Association’s recently completed development of 109 new homes at Mavor Avenue.

Located on a former industrial site, the properties provide new, essential, affordable housing of the highest standard.

Comprising 93 units for social rent and 16 apartments for mid-market rent, there is a mix of semi-detached, terraced, cottage flats and apartment blocks.

The community has been shortlisted for the Herald Property Awards, under the Affordable Housing Development of the Year 2017.

CVHA is one of the top ten housing association developers in Scotland for both social and mid-market rented homes, having already built 114 homes since the start of 2016, with 398 currently on site and another 683 planned across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire for delivery before 2021.

In total, CVHA has provided 386 new homes in East Kilbride, where Mr Stewart visited some of our new customers. The Ross family recently moved in from a flat and are now enjoying living in a semi-detached house, which is more suited to their needs. The minister was also shown one of the mid-market rent flats, giving him an insight into the range of tenures and properties on offer.

Built in partnership with McTaggart Construction, the project was achieved through Scottish Government investment of £6.3 million and the support of South Lanarkshire Council. It also boosted the wider economy by supporting job creation including 2 apprenticeships, 6 new jobs and 15 work placements.

Published in Scottish Housing News and Scottish Construction Now, 30th August 2017. The article can be accessed here.

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