Link completes new development for social rent in Luss

Link Group Ltd’s development at Beinn Dubh View, Luss has been officially opened by Councillor Robin Currie, Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Communities, Housing, Islands and Gaelic.

The £1.045 million construction of five homes for social rent commenced in September 2016, using £535,335 from the Scottish Government, £80,000 from Luss Estates and £60,000 from Argyll and Bute Council.

Built by J R Construction Ltd, the five homes include a mix of two and three-bedroom properties, and one wheelchair exemplar unit.

Link worked closely with Luss Estates and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority to ensure the design and look of the properties could blend in with the surrounding conservation area.

Each property has been designed to achieve the Building Regulation Silver Standard, with high levels of insulation and Air Source heating systems, creating comfortable, energy efficient and economical homes.

Link Group Chief Executive, Craig Sanderson, said: “We are very pleased to have been supported by the Scottish Government, Luss Estates and Argyll and Bute Council to enable us to build these new, high quality homes which we hope will encourage growth in the local community.”

Simon Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Luss Estates, added: “Luss Estates is delighted to have gifted a parcel of land for this affordable housing development, as well as supporting the funding of the build. This is part of Luss Estates’ commitment to attracting and retaining new families in the community, as outlined in the Luss Strategic Development Framework.”

Councillor Currie said: “I was delighted to visit Link’s recently completed development at Luss. The five homes look great, and fit in well with the surrounding area. Developments such as Beinn Dubh View are extremely important to small villages and we are delighted that Argyll and Bute Council was able to fund part of the project.”