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Link is regenerating the North Lanarkshire community with new affordable homes

A total of 36 families have set up new homes in North Lanarkshire thanks to affordable housing developed by Link Group.

Construction of the £6.2m development, located off Laxford Place in Coatbridge, began in July 2020 with £3.421m in funding from the Scottish Government, with the remainder provided by Link and lenders private.

Colin Culross, Commercial Director of Link Group, said: “The quality of the region people live in is just as important as the homes we build.

“That is why, alongside the development of these new affordable properties, we have invested in our existing park in the surrounding area. We are thrilled to see the difference Link’s investment has already made to people’s lives.

Built by the JR Group, the development consists of one, two and three bedroom properties for general social let and two wheelchair accessible properties.

Andrew Dallas, Project Director for The JR Group, added: “We are proud to work with our partners at Link Group to deliver these much needed homes to Coatbridge.

“Our team has worked hard, under difficult circumstances brought on by the pandemic, to deliver a collection of modern homes that are a great addition to the local community. It’s great to see the residents now enjoying their new home, and we hope they will be very happy there.

Laxford Place builds on Link’s ambitious plan to deliver 3,381 high quality, affordable homes over the next five years.

Since 2020, Link has completed three developments in North Lanarkshire and currently has an on-site development in Motherwell.

Shona Robison, Housing Secretary, said: “We want everyone to have safe, warm and affordable housing that meets their needs.

“I am delighted that we have been able to provide funding of £3.421 million to support the delivery of these 36 new, high quality social rental homes to meet the housing needs of people in the Coatbridge area. »

Pamela Humphries, Planning and Regeneration Manager, said: “We are delighted to see the completion of these new affordable homes for rent in Laxford Place and the wider housing improvements made by Link.

“This development will help meet the need for affordable and accessible high quality housing in the Coatbridge area and I am sure tenants will be delighted with their new homes.

“As well as implementing our own program to build new homes, we will continue to work with our partners such as Link to provide affordable new homes to meet local housing needs.”