New Housing Kintail Terrace, Inverness
Chair of The Highland Council’s Community Services, Councillor Graham MacKenzie and local councillors, Jean Slater, Norrie Donald and Fraser Parr have welcomed tenant Jen Scrimgeour to her new home at Kintail Terrace in Inverness to mark the completion of 11 new units. The new scheme comprises of 6 x 1Bed flats, 3 x 5 person houses and 2 accessible bungalows.
Councillor Graham MacKenzie said: “I am delighted to welcome new tenant Jen to her new home at Kintail Terrace. The completion of 11 new council houses marks the first new council houses to be built in the area for many years. This development has regenerated a former derelict public house to offer much needed new homes which are built to a high standard, offering warm, low maintenance homes for all tenants. I wish Jen and all the other new tenants moving into Kintail Terrace a happy future in their new homes.”
This scheme was part of the Council’s approved development programme to provide 688 new affordable units by 2017. The new homes were built on the site of the derelict Jolly Drover public house and further enhancements have been made to the approach of Kintail Terrace, the local community shop front and car parking.
The new houses cost in the region of £1.3m, were designed by a Council architect, overseen by a Council Clerk of Works and were built by local contractor, Compass. The scheme benefitted from £506,000 of Scottish Government Grant monies.
Internally the properties feel bright and spacious and have been built to minimise heat loss: heating is provided by highly efficient gas boilers with flue gas heat recovery and ventilation is provided by a natural passive stack solution.
Speaking at the housewarming, Jen said: “I was delighted to be allocated the new property in Kintail Terrace as it better suits my needs.”