Argyll Community Housing Association has just completed its first new build development in the village of Kilmartin, just north of Lochgilphead. The official opening was carried out by Mid Argyll Councillor, Donnie MacMillan BEM who is thought to be Scotland’s oldest serving Councillor at 92.
The Association, prior to building these four homes, only had one property for rent in the village. The development, in terms of design and mix, is semi-detached/terraced and all properties are two bedroom. The total cost of the project was £671,898, including the land acquisition. Funding for the development was a three-way partnership involving the Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council and ACHA. The construction period lasted exactly one year and the properties were built by MacLeod Construction of Lochgilphead.
Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has just completed the final phase in a 32 unit build in the village of Connel, north of Oban.The completed development was officially opened by John Finnie MSP for the Highlands and Islands. Prior to John officially cutting the ribbon to open the new homes Pipe Major Angus MacColl played an Argyll tune on the pipes, the 2/4 March "Donald MacLean's Farewell to Oban" to rapturous applause.
Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has gone on site with a major external painting project in the Soroba housing estate in Oban. The works which will run over the period from now until March 2020 involves roughcast, windows, facias, soffits, fences and downpipe refurbishment through new painterwork. The contract is to the value of £150,000 and will cover 4 blocks which are 2 Colonsay Terrace, 9 Colonsay Terrace, 8 Scalpay Terrace and 19 Shuna Terrace. The works are being carried out by Argyll Homes for All, the Association's subsidiary's painting team.
We are holding ACHA’s Tenant & Member Conference, on Saturday 8th February 2020 in Inveraray and would love to see you there!
Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has completed its first Exemplar Estates initiative. The back court improvement programme in Lochgilphead is the first in a series of external environmental improvements across Argyll being taken forward by the Association.