Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has handed over the keys to eight new homes for rent in the village of Connel in Argyll. The development at St Oran’s Place provides eight new one and two bedroom homes.
Built by MacLeod Construction and worth £1.4 million, these are the first new homes for rent built in the village since the mid 1950s. Some 30 tradesmen and apprentices worked on the project for 14 months before it was officially opened by John Finnie MSP for the Highlands and Islands accompanied by the children of Achaleven Primary School in the village who chose the name for the development.
Mr Finnie said: “Housing has been one of the key issues facing communities across the Highlands and Islands and to see such excellent new homes being built is wonderful. I look forward to ACHA’s continued good work.”
Alastair MacGregor, chief executive of ACHA said: “I am delighted we have these eight new homes for Connel. Hopefully they will not only provide affordable housing but bring children to the primary school.” Mr MacGregor also announced that a further 10 homes would be built there with the support of the Scottish Government and Argyll and Bute Council.