Build Scotland Construction Directory
Time and date
Share this page
Construction News

Three New Developments From Eildon Housing

Construction News Image
Eildon Housing in partnership with Scottish Borders Council have announced the development of three new Extra Care developments over the next five years with the first starting on site next week at Langhaugh in Galashiels.

The spacious new state of the art Extra Care flats will be built by Hart Builders, and will begin to fill a gap that is so badly needed here in the Borders.

Scotland's elderly population is growing faster than the rest of the UK, with the Borders seeing an 47% increase over the next 14 years in our over 65 year olds, and 121% increase in our over 85 year olds. Whilst it's good news that we're living longer, it's vital housing and support services can meet that demand.


Eildon's Chief Executive Nile Istephan said: "Supporting our customers in later life is absolutely key and building these Extra Care flats designed specifically to ensure that tenants can live independently in later life, in a safe and secure environment, is a crucial step forward. We want to make sure people have the specialist support they need, and we'll be working with health and social care partners to make that happen. A major part of that work with be providing services that assists those living with Dementia which is a key part of our strategy."

Andy Mallice, Managing Director, Hart Builders said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Eildon Housing Association to deliver these new homes in Galashiels. This is the second Extra Care housing development we are building in the Borders to support the Council's Integrated Strategic Plan for Older People's Housing, Care and Support Needs. The 39 self-contained flats will enable older people to live independently for longer, providing residents with high quality, fully accessible homes and sociable communal facilities and amenities."


Latest Construction News


A new development comprising offices, 28 new homes and a public piazza has been launched in Glasgow. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the Gorbals to officially open the new development, which she described as "pivotal" for the area. She said: "This new development evidences the po

Two public exhibition events are set to take place later this month on plans for a link road in Inverness. The A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme will be on display to the public at the exhibitions on 25 and 26 September. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Mathe

Several key school build projects in Aberdeen are moving forward and scheduled for completion in the next few years. Aberdeen City Council's Capital Programme Committee were updated on the progress of four developments: Milltimber which is scheduled for completion in Summer 2021; Countesswells and

Glasgow City Council is set to step up its efforts for a zero emissions vehicle fleet after securing funding from Transport Scotland. The £805,000 investment from the Switched on Fleets Fund will help the local authority convert 23 winter gritters to dual fuel hydrogen. Councillor Anna Richardson

A road in Rattray, Perth & Kinross, is set to close later this month for resurfacing work. The scheme will begin on the A926 High Street on Thursday 26 September and run for eight days. It will be carried out from The Cross to the 30mph speed limit signs. During this time, a diversion will be in

UK engineering support services company, Babcock has secured a £1.25 billion contract from the UK Ministry of Defence. The company, which serves as one of the largest employers in Fife, will look to build five Type 31 warships at an average cost of £250 million per ship. Work is expected to start

Contractors are progressing with work to improve the roads and pavements in Irvine town centre. A section of Bank Street between High Street and East Road will be closed from 09 September to 22 November to facilitate the work. This is being put in place to protect the safety of road users and the

Glasgow's Wellington House building is set to be redeveloped into a 98-bed boutique hotel and serviced apartments. Plans for the B-listed building have been approved by Glasgow City Council, which will see the development reimagined as The Wellington. 3DReid led the development of the plans with

Locals in the Highland council area have been invited to an event to raise awareness on flooding issues. The flood awareness event will cover local infrastructure, planning, flood protection and insurance, the process for applying for a flood scheme and further information on related matters. The

Two key regeneration projects in the Scottish Borders have reached the second stage of bidding for funding from the Scottish government. The Eyemouth Harbour Waterfront Regeneration Project and a proposal for an enterprise centre and bunkhouse in Newcastleton are seeking support from the governmen
Quality Worktops LtdSibbald Training LtdClarus Site SolutionsJSJ Foam Insulation LtdNorthern Asbestos Services LtdExterior Cleaning ServicesArtisan Rooftech LimitedCyclone Steel BuildingsDeans GroupInvisible Heat Ltd
Terms and Conditions