Big building plans get under way
AS THE foundations of a new £2.6m investment in South West Greenock begin to rise from the ground, 2018 is shaping up to be a record year for building new houses for River Clyde Homes.
The Inverclyde-based housing association has begun work in the popular Mallard area to build 20 terraced and semi-detached homes comprising six two-bedroom and 14 three-bed homes, designed by Chameleon Homes and built by Cruden Building.
Allan Callaghan, managing director of Cruden Building, said: “We are delighted to continue our strong working relationship with River Clyde Homes as we begin work on this exciting new development in Greenock’s Mallard area.
“Throughout this project we’ll work closely with local suppliers to directly benefit the Inverclyde economy and provide young people with valuable work placement and training opportunities.”
The homes in Mallard are part of River Clyde Homes’ ambitious plans to build 750 new homes in Inverclyde over the next five years.
Work will begin at the historic James Watt Dock in Greenock in spring.
A total of 96 new homes are being built in the Slaemuir area of Port Glasgow and phase one is under way.
This will see 28 new homes ready for occupation by autumn this year.
Phase two of the development is currently under way and will see 68 new homes ready in 2019.