Caledonia Housing Association Plans £75m Investment to Build 500 HomesNeil Hardie
Caledonia Housing Association has set out plans to invest £75 million on building 500 new homes.
The group intends to spend £40m on seven current housing projects in Scotland, including sites in Tayside.
A further £35m is earmarked for another nine sites where land has already been purchased or negotiations are ongoing.
Caledonia is on target to deliver 500 homes, the majority of which will be for social rent, by mid-2022. A total of 271 homes are currently under construction.
Andrew Kilpatrick, development director at Caledonia Housing Association, said: “Like other developers, our plans for 2020 were interrupted by the pandemic but it is now full steam ahead.
“We are much encouraged by the speed of the upturn.
“Everyone we are working with – local authorities, private housebuilders and sub-contractors – is doing their utmost to help and we hope that the construction of these new affordable homes and resultant creation of jobs will help kick start Scotland’s economic recovery as quickly as possible.”
The first completed development in Arbroath is expected to be handed back to Caledonia this autumn from contractors.
Some of the homes at Monarch’s Rise, near Montrose Road, are available to buyers who meet specific criteria to qualify for the Scottish Government New Supply Shared Equity scheme for people unable to afford to buy on the open market.