A £4.4 million project to build 40 new homes in North Lanarkshire is continuing to make good progress.
The Viewpark project comprises the construction of 38 mainstream homes and two purpose-built wheelchair accessible homes on Laburnum Road. All of the houses are being constructed to meet Housing for Varying Needs and form part of the Building for the Future programme.
To date, the Building for the Future programme has delivered 20 units at Holytown, 18 two and three-bedroom semi-detached houses, and 20 bungalows and cottage flats at Kirk Road. Meanwhile, in March 2012, tenants moved into 59 new council houses at Clarkston in Airdrie, North Road in Cumbernauld and Coshneuk Road, Millerston, bringing the total number of new build homes in the area to over 100.
In addition to the Viewpark project, North Lanarkshire Council have a number of other housing schemes in the pipeline, including North Biggar Road, Corsewall Street, Fisher Avenue and Gartferry Road.
Work began on the Viewpark project in February 2012, with Lovell Partnership as the main contractor on the housing scheme. The houses are being built on the site of the former St Gabriel’s and Burnhead Primary Schools and Hozier Children’s Nursery.
Councillor Barry McCulloch, Convener of the Housing and Social Work Services Committee, said:
“Our £150 million Building for the Future programme will deliver 1,000 houses by 2020 which is very positive news for local communities and for the local economy.
“The 40 properties here in Viewpark will provide much-needed high quality, affordable homes for local people. Tenants who have already moved into our new properties at other locations in North Lanarkshire have said how pleased they are with the standard of build and fittings and with their new homes overall.”
Notable features of the housing units include step free access from the road, wide door openings, low-level electric switches and sockets and twin handrails for staircases. Meanwhile safety and security features include 1.8m high fences in the rear gardens and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
All of the units will be fully decorated throughout and are being built to meet Secure by Design standards.
The Viewpark project is currently scheduled to reach completion in April 2013.
For more information on the progress of the Viewpark project on Laburnum Road, please visit: www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk.