Press Release from Link:

 

Link’s new affordable housing development at Tannahill Crescent, Johnston has been officially opened by Renfrewshire Council’s Convener of Housing and Community Safety Policy Board, Councillor Tommy Williams.

 

The £3.7million construction of 33 homes for social rent commenced in September 2012. The site was bought from Renfrewshire Council and developed with £1.4m funding provided by the Scottish Government’s Innovation and Investment Fund.

 

The properties consist of two, three and four bedroom homes, including one three bedroom bungalow designed to meet the needs of a family with a wheelchair user. The proposed housing mix is consistent with Renfrewshire Council’s Local Housing Strategy and Local Housing Needs Analysis. Designed by Bracewell Stirling Consulting and built by McTaggarts, the properties meet Link design standards for affordable housing.

 

This is the first Link development designed to comply with the Silver level sustainable development requirements of the 2011 Scottish Building Standards. The houses have been designed with heating and ventilation systems to maximise fuel efficiency, reduce heat loss and be easier and cheaper to heat. This was also the first development where Link adopted the CITB-Construction Skills’ Client-Based Approach. By doing this, Link became the first Scottish Registered Social Landlord to qualify as a National Skills Academy for Construction.