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Developing homes in Meiklehill

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Meiklehill House- Lammermoor

Trust housing association has given the green light to build 34 new homes on the Meiklehill House site in Lammermoor, Scotland.

Plans for the new development include a mix of flats and houses. Sixteen of the new homes are being built for social rent purposes whilst the other 18 properties have been designed for social rent purposes with East Dunbartonshire Council.

The properties on the development comprise 13 one-bedroom flats, twenty two-bedroom houses, and one three-bedroom house. The project was given the go ahead in 2012, when 13 councillors from East Dunbartonshire Council approved the scheme.

Work is currently underway on the new development, which is scheduled to reach completion in 2014. East Dunbartonshire Council will also build 14 new homes in nearby Lammermoor Crescent, comprising a mix of flats, villas and cottage flats.

Homes on the Meiklehill project will comprise a mix of facing brickwork and render, with concrete roof tiles, windows and doors. Security features include detection and alarm systems, security lighting and permanent fencing.

Siteworks include linked mains supply, the installation of estate roads and a mix of hard and soft landscaping. Campbell & Morris Associates is the architect on the project, whilst Sim Building Group Limited is the main contractor.

The Meiklehill housing project is being constructed on a site which formerly housed the 19th Century Meiklehill House building. The former structure was demolished as part of the project after it was deemed no longer economically viable to repair or restore.

Although there was some initial concern about demolishing the existing building, the new development brings much needed affordable housing which can only be achieved by removing the Listed building. It is suggested that some of the stone from Meiklehill House will now be incorporated within the new development, particularly the formation of two stone walls on the eastern entrance to the site.

Additionally a number of trees are being retained and incorporated into the proposed development which means that some of the landscaped setting remains untouched.

The Meikehill housing project is being implemented by The Link Group, an organisation which provides new and improved homes for rent and sale, community regeneration services and support care for individuals. The Link Group is one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and relating services, with services reaching around 10,000 people in 26 of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas.

Formed in 1962, The Link Group comprise Larkfield Housing Association, Link Housing Association, LinkLiving and Horizon Housing Association and has grown its services to meet the ever changing needs of its residents. The group’s philosophy is to provide homes, value people and build communities, all whilst working together.

For more information about The Link Group, or their latest developments, please visit: www.linkhousing.org.uk.

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