Link completes new development for social rent in East Kilbride

Link Group Ltd’s development at Stanley Place, off Livingstone Drive, East Kilbride has been officially opened by South Lanarkshire Council’s Convener for Housing, Councillor Josh Wilson.

The £2.5 million construction of 19 homes for social rent began in April 2016, using £1.386 million funding from the Scottish Government.

Built by McTaggart Construction, Livingstone Drive comprises a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes, and two wheelchair exemplar units.

Link Group initially planned to build 20 homes at the development, but South Lanarkshire Council indentified a family whose home was severely overcrowded and who also required an adapted property.

To accommodate the needs of the family, two of the cottage flats were changed to a five-bedroom wheelchair exemplar unit. McTaggart Construction worked extremely hard to achieve the handover date for the property, which was well ahead of the overall schedule.

The properties have been built to the Silver Standard of Sustainability, with high levels of insulation and solar panels, creating warm, comfortable, energy-efficient homes that are easy and economical to run.

Link Group Chief Executive, Craig Sanderson said: We are very pleased to have been supported by the Scottish Government and South Lanarkshire Council to enable us to build these new, high quality homes in East Kilbride.

Councillor Wilson added: “I was delighted to attend the official opening of the Link Group development in East Kilbride. These new homes, like many being built across South Lanarkshire, are transforming people’s lives.

The homes we are building here in South Lanarkshire would not be possible if it wasn’t for ambitious social landlords and local authorities as well as record funding by the Scottish Government.”