Work has started on a key redevelopment project in Paisley, comprising 48 new, energy-efficient flats for social rent in the town’s East Lane.
The JR Group commenced works on the brownfield site of the former Arnold Clark garage which has since been demolished, on behalf of Wheatley Group – Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group.
The area has already seen a lot of redevelopment in recent years with a host of new homes and commercial units opening up. The JR Group will utilise the many divisions of the group to deliver the project including JR Scaffold Services, JR Specialist Services, Sprinkler Scotland Ltd and DC Timber.
The project will breathe new life into the derelict site which is located in the east of the town. It will provide a mix of two- and three-bedroom homes across four different apartment types including four wheelchair accessible homes located on the ground floor. Works will also include soft landscaping and parking provision for residents.
Andrew Dallas, Projects Director for The JR Group, said: “It is great to break ground on the site at East Lane which has lain derelict since the closure of the car garage previously at the location. The plans transform this brownfield site into an attractive place to live, featuring energy efficient homes and we look forward to progressing this vision on behalf of our partners Wheatley Group and Loretto Housing.
Frank McCafferty, Wheatley’s Group Director of Repairs and Assets, said: “We’re delighted to be working with our partners at The JR Group and Renfrewshire Council on this development and we are looking forward to seeing these much-needed homes for social rent take shape.”
The JR Group currently employs around 200 staff. It started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest building and construction firms in Scotland. The business operates throughout Scotland and Northern England working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients.
For more information visit www.thejrgroup.co.uk or call 0141 849 6711.