13 Mar 2018
Glasgow-based contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd has commenced works on a new housing development in the centre of Perth.
Located on Crieff Road, the development will comprise 24 two-bedroom flats and is being delivered on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council. The development is expected to be completed in February 2019 .
Crieff Road marks the sixth contract that the specialist construction firm has worked on with the Council in less than 18 months, having already delivered 32 affordable homes in the region. Work is also underway for the Council on a further 20 flats in Scone, a development that is due for completion in the spring.
Perth & Kinross Council’s Convener of Housing and Communities, Councillor Peter Barrett, said: “This new development is the latest project in the Council’s substantial new-build programme which has seen us deliver brand new Council houses right across Perth and Kinross.
“It will deliver much-needed high quality accommodation on a site that has been derelict for a few years. The development will make a real difference to the lives of the tenants who move in, and it also improve the local environment considerably. I am delighted to see the beginning of work on the site, which represents a considerable investment in the local community by Perth & Kinross Council.”
Calum Murray, Director of CCG, said:“CCG and Perth and Kinross Council have enjoyed a strong relationship since our first project started in October 2016 and we are delighted this can continue with our work at Crieff Road.
“Like the previously completed developments, we will be using our offsite manufactured timber frame system for the build. This system is manufactured with precision ensuring quality and reduction in long term maintenance for the council. It also offers a faster speed of build, minimising disruption to the local community, and with enhanced environmental performance, it will deliver savings on the future residents’ energy bills.”
All of the projects delivered by CCG for Perth & Kinross Council were procured through the NH1 New Build Framework from the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), the first of their kind in the country. Fully OJEU compliant, the NH1 Framework offers public sector clients a quicker and cost-effective route to approved contractors who offer design, supply and construction services for offsite manufactured panelised timber frame systems for new build housing.