ONE of the largest social housing developments of its kind has been unveiled in East Kilbride following completion of more than 100 new homes.
Law Place is home to 105 affordable and mid-market terraced houses, flats and retirement properties..
The project was completed by developers Swan Group and construction firm The JR Group, with the final phase now officially handed over to Link Group.
The “significant” development took more than two years to complete and saw more than 100 people working on site at any one time.
Phil McGinlay, Managing Director of Swan Group, said: “It’s our biggest project to date and will result in families and older people having high-quality, safe and affordable homes.
“Law Place has become a new thriving community breathing life into this part of East Kilbride.
“Working closely with our partners, The JR Group, Swan Group is proud to have completed this project despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.
“Now, more than ever, there is a need for more affordable homes and we’re determined to help fulfil this goal with a range of developments underway across Scotland.
“It is great to finally mark the completion of these 105 homes in South Lanarkshire.”
According to a recent report from ** , Scotland requires 53,000 affordable homes to be delivered between 2021-26.
Craig Whyte, Commercial Director, The JR Group, explained how brownfield land was being used to meet this need.
He said: “The project at Law Place, was a great example of how former industrial land can be regenerated and given a new lease of life.
“This was a big project for our team and our partners, who worked tirelessly to construct a great mix of homes that people can truly be proud of.
“With this redevelopment we have certainly delivered much needed, high-quality, new build homes and we are confident many people will enjoy living there for many years to come.”
The development also includes 34 retirement living and eight wheelchair exemplar properties.