Mears wins new homes contract with North Lanarkshire

Mears New Homes has been awarded a £2.8m contract by North Lanarkshire Council to build 16 new houses.

The contractor will construct the homes at Plains Village in Airdrie, on the site of a former primary school earmarked for development under the council’s Villages Project. Works are scheduled to commence early next year.

When finished, the scheme will consist of six different house types, including amenity bungalows, one and two bedroomed flats and houses and three and four-bedroom houses.

The Villages Project sees small scale developments within the area and forms part of the authority’s house building programme that aims to deliver 5,000 new homes by 2035.

‘This is a great opportunity for Mears New Homes to work with North Lanarkshire Council and to demonstrate the diversity of our expertise,’ said Mears New Homes’ operations director, Steven Porch

‘The team have a consistent approach to quality and customer satisfaction and will work alongside the council to deliver targeted community benefit programmes,’ he added.

‘We are holding a supply chain event later this month to promote our new home business and to increase supplier relationship in the area.’

Managing director Barry Duncan added:Mears already deliver a comprehensive service in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, to fully maintain and repair every property within the Council’s portfolio of 36,700 tenanted properties and 1,200 public buildings.

‘Our two organisations are truly integrated, with a shared commitment to deliver excellent services to local residents, whilst bringing community and training benefits to the North Lanarkshire community in a sustainable way.’

North Lanarkshire Council’s head of planning and regeneration, Pamela Humphries, said: ‘This development in Plains is our first ‘Villages Project’ and forms part of our ambitious new council house building programme which aims to deliver 5,000 new homes by 2035.

‘The contracts awarded for our new build developments not only bring new homes but boost the local economy by providing job opportunities and benefits to the area, improving lives and communities,’ she added.

‘We’ve just seen our 700th tenant move into their new home and have many more projects in the planning and development stages. We’re making excellent progress delivering more modern, affordable homes for our tenants, making North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.’

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Jamie Hailstone
Senior reporter - NewStart


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