Site secured for much-needed affordable homes in Galashiels



Eildon Housing Association has teamed up with Buckholm Ltd to deliver high quality affordable homes on a designated housing site at Buckholm Corner in Galashiels which has lain vacant for a significant number of years.

To be delivered in collaboration with AMP Architects and Will Rudd Davidson Engineers, Eildon said the homes will be a welcome addition to Galashiels.

“Affordable homes for the people in the Borders continue to be a critical need, particularly at this time, so we are really pleased to be delivering on this site,” a spokesperson at the Association said.

Eildon secured the site working with Buckholm Ltd, which is now constructing the first phase of 11 homes and have submitted plans for the remainder of the site, seeking planning permission to develop a further 69 homes.

The first 11 homes will be completed in early 2022 with plans to deliver the further 69 homes over the following two years. Heated by air source heat pumps, these homes will benefit from generally lower running costs - a step towards helping us combat fuel poverty.

The contract value for Phase one is £1.6 million and for Phase two, the total scheme cost is £10.5m.



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