Perth social housing project recognised at UK awards ceremony

Perth social housing project recognised at UK awards ceremony

A project that transformed a former pub site in Perth into social housing has been recognised in the national Aico Community Awards, which are held every two years to celebrate excellence in the social housing industry.

Built by the Council’s construction partner CCG, the project transformed the derelict 208 pub site on Crieff Road into attractive and much needed housing for affordable social rent.

Consisting of 24 high-quality, two-bedroom flats, including three ground-floor properties designed to be suitable for tenants with mobility issues, the build was part of Perth & Kinross Council’s programme of house building across the area that has delivered over 400 new Council homes since 2012.

The Council’s Housing and Social Wellbeing Convener, Councillor Tom McEwan, said: “It’s terrific that this important social housing project for Perth has been recognised at a UK level. We were one of only three Scottish housing projects nominated at these prestigious awards.

“The new flats at occupy a prominent site on Crieff Road and it was important that the Council was able to purchase the land for this development. The build can be seen as an important part of the redevelopment of this area of Perth, with the A9/A85 road project now also complete.

“As well as being a huge improvement on what stood there before, the flats are providing high-quality accommodation for people at an affordable rent.

“The Council is committed to delivering additional affordable accommodation for people across Perth and Kinross and we will continue to identify sites where we can build new social housing.”

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