New homes could be built in Kirkintilloch

October 20, 2018 by  

Plans for building new housing at a site in Kirkintilloch have moved a step forward.

The proposals would see the construction of close to 100 affordable homes at the site where Tom Johnston House, which was the headquarters for East Dunbartonshire Council, stood before it was knocked down. A committee run by the council and in charge of the project has now hired a building firm for it and has brought in hub West Scotland to secure the design services.

The council stated that it chose hub West Scotland as its approach is the best way of ensuring value for money in public sector projects.

These plans would lead to 98 homes being built, with a mix of 1-3 bedroom flats, houses with 3-4 bedrooms and cottage flats with two bedrooms. When new homes are built, places offering brochure printing are often used to help showcase them to the public.

Speaking to the Kirkintilloch Herald, Iain Marley from hub West Scotland said:

“The site offers great potential to create a high quality housing development and we will ensure that local communities and businesses derive maximum benefit from the investment.”

The council has worked with hub West Scotland before on the building of the town hall and a primary school in the local area.