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June 30 2020

Contractor appointed for £5.7m Galashiels housing project

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.

Hart has worked with local schools to design custom murals for site hoardings
Hart has worked with local schools to design custom murals for site hoardings
The scheme aims to meet all eight requirements of the Silver energy efficiency standards
The scheme aims to meet all eight requirements of the Silver energy efficiency standards

3 Comments

James Hepburn
#1 Posted by James Hepburn on 1 Jul 2020 at 09:56 AM
That looks really grim. It looks like a prison block.Camerons, Strachan, Yuills clearly forgot to hire anyone with imagination, creativity or some sense of compassion for those who will have to live in this eyesore.
Section 7
#2 Posted by Section 7 on 1 Jul 2020 at 17:17 PM
"all eight requirements of the Silver energy efficiency standards".... don't buy it - show me those water butts.
nathan wright
#3 Posted by nathan wright on 2 Jul 2020 at 21:47 PM
Dire ! I worked on stuff like this in the 1960s - and complained to my boss. He showed me where the door was. Bad then but no excuse for bad now,

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