Works has begun in the last week on our Abbey Quarter project to deliver 40 new affordable Council homes for rent in the former Guthrie Hill/Smithy Croft area. The construction company Hadden Group has been appointed to build the Abbey Quarter homes.
Councillor Craig Fotheringham, Communities convener, and Communities vice-convener Lois Speed met with other Arbroath elected members and Angus Council officials on site to mark the occasion.
Councillor Fotheringham said: “Arbroath Abbey is historically and culturally important and the new development will improve this previously unpopular area to become a place where people can enjoy life and living. I am delighted to see the start of this two-year project, which is supported by the Scottish Government Affordable Housing Supply Programme. It will deliver modern low-rise affordable Council accommodation for single people, couples and families, within an environment that has open spaces, landscaped areas and dedicated parking. The Abbey Quarter development will complement and enhance the approach to the Abbey and improve accessibility to Arbroath’s High Street retail area.”
Vice-convener, Councillor Speed said: “I’m looking forward to seeing this exciting new Council development take shape. We are providing modern sustainable homes within a sustainable environment in a way that is sympathetic to the project’s historic surroundings. Housing that will improve people’s quality of life and create places that people are proud to call home.”
Stephen Lynas, Business Development Director of Hadden Group, who have been appointed for the construction works, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be continuing our excellent working relationship with Angus Council which has developed over a number of housing projects and look forward to delivering much needed affordable homes by Arbroath Abbey.”
Photos from the event
Abbey Quarter is the latest development of the Angus Council . It is one of a number of sites that have been recently delivered or are underway to meet our target to deliver 350 new affordable homes over the next five years. For more information on the development see the Abbey Quarter short video.
To find out about our other housing developments visit the Housing Developments website.