A brand new housing development in Bishopbriggs has opened.
Link Group Ltd’s new affordable housing development at Auchinairn Gate, Bishopbriggs was officially opened in May 2013 by East Dunbartonshire Council Deputy Leader and Housing Convenor, Councillor Ashay Ghai. The £5 million development – which got underway in September 2011 –comprises 46 properties for social rent, including eight units for East Dunbartonshire Council.
Designed and built by McTaggart Construction, the properties are a mix of four and five bedroom houses, three bedroom flats and one three-bedroom house for a wheelchair user. The development meets Link’s high design standards for affordable housing and each home includes gas central heating, hot water systems, high thermal insulation and double glazing.
The new houses in Bishopbriggs have been designed to provide residents with a warm, comfortable and energy efficient environment that is simple and economical to maintain. The Scottish Government and East Dunbartonshire Council funded the project.
Link Group Chairman, Peter Foreman, said:
“These high quality homes will contribute to increasing the supply of affordable housing in Bishopbriggs and we look forward to continuing to work with the local community and East Dunbartonshire Council in the future.”
Councillor Ashay Ghai, added:
“East Dunbartonshire still has a considerable shortfall of affordable housing so it is wonderful to see a development like this completed and providing much needed accommodation for local people.
“I was delighted to officially open the new development and wish all the tenants every happiness in their new homes.”
Comprising five subsidiaries, the Link group of housing, support and regeneration companies, offers a wide range of services to 10,000 families and individuals, primarily within Scotland’s Central belt. Link builds or improves 100 homes each year for rent or low cost home ownership and plans to invest around £98 million to complete nearly 750 new or improved homes within the next five years.
In 2012, the Link group celebrated its 50th birthday, demonstrating its ability to evolve over the years, to meet the changing needs of the people who use them. Link takes an active role in the creation of sustainable communities, by developing partnerships with tenants, local people and other agencies to build low cost homes and community and health facilities.