Intergenerational Gigha homes to improve social cohesion
February 25 2020
The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust has appointed Collective Architecture to bring forward plans for new housing and community facilities on the island to improve social cohesion.
Designed specifically to enable older residents to remain living locally and also to provide younger people with an affordable rental option the project will also serve to bring people together.
Trust chair Ian Wilson commented: “We have young people that are looking to stay on the island or return with job opportunities for them, but a lack of suitable and affordable housing is stopping them from doing this. By including housing suitable for young people to rent, together with specially designed housing for older neighbours with different needs – we think this will be a real step forward in meeting the needs for our community.
“The plans also include a space for young people to come together to do sport and other activities, as well as a new facility for older people to meet and chat and have services delivered.”
As part of this work Collective will also oversee the restoration of Achamore Gardens, improving access and facilities along the way.
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