New housing development complete

Jane Mackinnon, HHP Board Member, David Blaney, HHP Chairman, Mairi Bremner, HHP Board Member, Angus Lamont, HHP Chief Executive, Murdo Macleod, Calmax Construction Ltd and Councillor Charlie Nicolson.

Jane Mackinnon, HHP Board Member, David Blaney, HHP Chairman, Mairi Bremner, HHP Board Member, Angus Lamont, HHP Chief Executive, Murdo Macleod, Calmax Construction Ltd and Councillor Charlie Nicolson.

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HHP have completed the first stage of the latest phase of the Mackenzie Park development in Parkend.

This comprises 16 houses, 4 for rent and 12 for sale under the Scottish Government’s Shared Equity Scheme for first time buyers.

A further 16 houses are under construction and are scheduled to be completed in December 2015. This brings the total number of new homes built by HHP to 312.

Norman Macleod, HHP’s Development spokesperson said “I am delighted to see this latest development completed. It provides much needed new homes for rent and opportunities for 1st time buyers to get onto the property ladder. We are committed to working with partners to address housing needs across our islands”.

Angus Lamont, Chief Executive of HHP said “we acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government who provided significant funding for this development and that of the Comhairle who are major contributors to our new build programme”.

Charlie Nicolson local Councillor for the area said “it is really good to see the completion of this latest phase of HHP’s new housing development at Mackenzie Park. I have visited a number of the new tenants and owners over the past week and they are delighted with the quality of their new homes and the surrounding environs. It’s encouraging to see our local workforce deliver such an excellent product”.

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said: “These new affordable homes in Stornoway are a fantastic example of strong partnership working between Hebridean Housing Partnership, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar and the Scottish Government.

Housing is at the heart of the Scottish Government’s ambitions to create a fairer and more prosperous country, and to sustain our rural communities. Alongside our partners we will continue to invest across the Western Isles so everyone can live in good quality, affordable and sustainable homes”.

The photo below shows from left to right: Jane Mackinnon, HHP Board Member, David Blaney, HHP Chairman, Mairi Bremner, HHP Board Member, Angus Lamont, HHP Chief Executive, Murdo Macleod, Calmax Construction Ltd and Councillor Charlie Nicolson.