The development of 203 new houses in the Muirton area of Perth will include 102 affordable homes for Caledonia Housing Association and 101 for private sale.
This new high-quality, affordable social housing will be a valuable asset to the area, contributing much-needed social accommodation and also bringing more vibrancy to the community.
Urban Union Ltd was appointed by Caledonia Housing Association to deliver the new homes. Robertson Partnership Homes are carrying out construction on behalf of Urban Union and began work in November 2016. Completion of the affordable and private homes is scheduled for the end of 2018.
The new homes will form an important part of the regeneration of Muirton and will create a vibrant area in which people not only want to live but also a community they are proud to be part of.
The construction phase follows extensive community engagement in the development of the masterplans.
From the outset, Urban Union has worked in partnership with local people, ensuring their views and needs are reflected in aspects such as the design and layout of the new homes.
We will also implement measures to successively shape local training and employment opportunities, and provide sustainable long-term benefits to the wider Muirton community.
The development will offer a wide range of house types with one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom properties available. Each property will have either private or shared gardens alongside attractive outdoor space and car parking facilities.
Each property is built to a high level of energy efficiency, with a fabric-first approach, meaning energy costs are reduced in the long term.
The project will complete the final three phases of a regeneration masterplan that was first approved in 2004.
Perth & Kinross Council’s Convener of Housing and Health, Councillor Dave Doogan, added: “The regeneration of Muirton has been a priority for the Council over the last decade, and the work we have done with partner organisations during that time has totally transformed Muirton into a desirable area that people enjoy living in.
“In addition to the regeneration work that has already been carried out, this new high-quality, affordable social housing will be a valuable asset to the area, contributing much needed social accommodation and also bringing more vibrancy to the community.”