Contractor appointed for £5.7m Galashiels housing project
June 30 2020
Eildon Housing Association has appointed Hart Builders to deliver a £5.7m affordable housing development of 34 flats on brownfield land at Huddersfield Street, Galashiels.
Designed by the newly formed Camerons Strachan Yuills Architects, with Harley Haddow and the Keenan Consultancy, the development will overlook the Gala Water to the north, with undercroft parking specified to minimise flood risk.
Finished in dark grey-brown shot blasted concrete facing block with coloured pre-cast concrete lintels and string courses the robust build will stand shoulder to shoulder with surviving 19th-century mills.
Nile Istephan, Eildon Housing Association chief executive, said: “We’re looking forward to continuing our work with Hart Builders, to deliver these new energy-efficient affordable homes which will make a real difference to people’s lives. The need to deliver inclusive growth in the Borders is still our priority during these unprecedented times.”
A start on site is expected to be made in July with completion scheduled for the tail end of 2021.