Cala Homes (West) has announced it is set to create hundreds of jobs in Renfrewshire as construction commences on a 195-home new build development in Erskine.
Through the delivery of new homes, CALA will support local communities by creating over 130 jobs a month alongside nearly 80 indirect jobs at the site near Florish Road.
CALA will invest £40m in the development over the next four years, marking out the experienced developer as a major private sector investor in the wider Renfrewshire area. As well as job creation, the significant investment will boost the local economy and deliver vital new housing to an area where demand continues to outstrip supply.
An economic impact survey undertaken by Lichfields, an industry leading insight provider, has revealed the completed housing scheme will provide a substantial, material boost to the local economy, including a gross value add of £3.7m per annum and a council tax contribution of £300,000.
With the aim of building communities and creating places, CALA will be bringing to market a variable product range of new build housing that will satisfy demands from different buyer types in Renfrewshire.
CALA continues to work alongside the Scottish Government to meet its 50,000 affordable homes target by 2021.
Graham McNeil, Land Director, CALA Homes (West), said: “Our latest development in Erskine will deliver quality housing while creating a strong community environment and demonstrates a long-term commitment to Renfrewshire. We will continue to work alongside key stakeholders to ensure the development meets the requirements of the local area and the people who live here.
“As well as delivering much-needed private and affordable housing, CALA’s £40m investment will create new jobs and unlock additional investment opportunities, which will help drive economic growth in the future.”
As well as continuing to deliver high quality detached and family homes, CALA is diversifying into smaller houses and across other development sites there will be a greater ratio of flats geared towards the young upwardly mobile professional and the downsizer markets, to capture the changing demographics in the local market.
Founded in 1875 and building premium homes for over thirty years, today CALA continues to apply the same guiding principles of exceptional design and build, meeting stringent standards and offering value for money in a wide range of sought-after locations.