ENGIE to deliver energy efficient affordable homes in Bellshill
Derelict land in Bellshill will shortly be transformed into 24 brand-new, energy efficient and affordable homes for Clyde Valley Housing Association (CVHA) after regeneration specialist ENGIE was appointed to deliver the £3 million project.
ENGIE will deliver eight 1 bedroom cottage flats and a further 16 two bedroom cottage flats across six blocks on Hamilton Road.
As well as offering fit for purpose, energy efficient homes for CVHA customers, it is hoped the new scheme will help to regenerate the area by bringing new life to brownfield land and enhancing the visual appeal of the area.
Bellshill is home to ENGIE’s regional office and the company has confirmed that local people and businesses will be very much at the heart of this project.
Brian Pettigrew, regional managing director for ENGIE’s Places & Communities division, said: “As with any scheme for any client – the success of it will depend on how much we put back into the local community. We always endeavour to utilise a local workforce and open up employment and training opportunities for surrounding residents; while working closely with our partners to identify local groups or enterprises that would benefit from additional support.
“This great new project neighbours our offices and is the first new build project we are delivering for CVHA so we’re excited to get on site and start transforming the land and hopefully lives. As a company that has expertise in energy, services and regeneration, we are perfectly placed to deliver these much-needed new homes and support CVHA in their efforts to future proof housing stock.”
Allan Murray, chairperson of Clyde Valley Housing Association, said: “Clyde Valley are pleased to be working with ENGIE to deliver 24 new homes in Bellshill. I would like to thank the continued support from both Scottish Government and North Lanarkshire Council who have backed the Association with our plans to deliver over 900 new properties in the next two years.”
Work is anticipated to start this month and is scheduled to complete in April 2020.