Work begins on 131 affordable Paisley homes

A computer-generated image of the new affordable homes in Paisley.

A £19 million affordable housing project set to transform an area of Paisley is underway.

Sanctuary Scotland has worked closely with our site contractor Cruden Building to ensure 131 homes can be safely created in Glenburn.

The project will build 109 homes for social rent and 22 for shared equity sale on vacant land opposite the shops in Skye Crescent.

Sanctuary is building the Gleniffer Reach development in partnership with Paisley Housing Association, the Scottish Government and Renfrewshire Council. An £11.7 million grant from the Scottish Government made the project possible.

Pat Cahill, the director of Sanctuary Scotland, said: “The construction of new affordable homes must continue despite the pandemic so it’s great to see our Skye Crescent project underway.

“The start of work on site provides a timely boost to Renfrewshire’s economy and the many businesses who’ll help build these homes. The local community will receive community benefits linked to the project including job and training opportunities before the first keys to new homes are handed over.

“Sanctuary completed 1220 homes in Scotland in the three years to April 2020. This project is further evidence of Sanctuary’s commitment to work in partnership with others to increase affordable housing options throughout the country.”

The 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed homes include semi-detached and terraced housing, cottage flats and wheelchair-friendly accommodation. Each property will have a large rear garden and off-street parking.

Of the 109 homes for social rent, 79 will be managed by Sanctuary Scotland and 30 will be managed by Paisley Housing Association. Sanctuary will sell 22 of the project’s 131 homes through the Scottish Government’s new supply shared equity scheme.