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Argyll Community Housing Association completes specialist new homes in Dunoon

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has just completed 4 new homes for special needs at Eton Avenue, Dunoon.

The site in the centre of Dunoon previously housed buildings which has reached the end of their useful life, and were demolished by the Association leaving the site available for 4 new homes. The 1.46m development was delivered through a funding partnership between the Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council and ACHA, and the properties were built by local builder John Brown (Strone) Ltd.

The new development comprises of 1x two-bedroom bungalow, 1x three-bedroom bungalow which is suitable for wheelchair use, and 2x four-bedroom detached houses. Three of the properties were designed to meet the particular needs of families on the housing waiting list, and all the homes have been designed to the Scottish Government's greener standard which includes the provision of air course heat pumps, providing a higher standard of energy efficiency.

Paul Galbraith, Contract Director, John Brown (Strone) Ltd commented;

"John Brown (Strone) Ltd are proud to have recently completed the construction of the four new build properties at Eton Avenue for Argyll Community Housing Association. These, high quality, adapted homes are very energy efficient through use of renewable technologies, meet housing for varying needs standards and have achieved 'Secured by Design' accreditation which is testament to our skilled workforce. More importantly these new homes will have such a positive and in some cases life changing impact on day to day lives for tenants fortunate enough to be allocated these properties."

One of the new residents, Mrs MacPherson, told us;

"I couldn't be happier with my new home. I was like a prisoner in my last house. My quality of life here will be so much better."

Photo: The new homes at Eton Avenue, Dunoon