Newhouse Road Makes Room for New Homes
Date Posted: 24th of October 2019
Members of our Development Team gathered in Perth today to watch the demolition of thirty of the Association’s former flats in Newhouse Road. The demolition, by David Morton Limited, marks the start of the second and final phase of our £4 million regeneration of Newhouse Road in Perth.
Planning permission was granted earlier this month for the thirteen new energy efficient family homes will be built including 2 four bedroom townhouses, 8 three bedroom houses and 3 two bedroom homes, all with their own parking and rear gardens.
The composition of the proposed new build homes is a direct result of both tenant feedback and input from Perth and Kinross Housing team received during previous phases of the regeneration program, reflecting our understanding of the local demand for affordable modern family homes.
In August 2015 we embarked on an ambitious transformation and regeneration of Newhouse Road with the, now completed, £2.6 million first phase. This included the refurbishment of 12 blocks of flats with new kitchens, bathrooms, heating systems, windows and doors to provide greater energy efficiency.
Families in the first phase have been delighted with the reduced heating costs and noise reduction within the flats. The overall visual transformation of the street has received many positive comments by residents and businesses across the community.
During the previous phase of regeneration we were able to match the housing needs of all existing tenants and are now delighted to now be creating a further 13 new homes in the area. It is anticipated that a contractor will be appointed for the building work by the end of 2019 with the view to starting construction on the new homes in early 2020.
Caledonia Housing Association Chief Executive, Julie Cosgrove, commented: “Today signifies the final phase of our Newhouse Road regeneration starting. The Newhouse Road community have been fantastic in supporting and working with us throughout this project. Their feedback on the quality and standard of their homes has been incredible and has helped shape the homes we are now building on this site. We look forward to pushing forward with this final phase, delivering more affordable family homes in Perth.”