18th August 2023 By Clark Contracts Ltd
Clark Contracts is currently on site constructing a new council housing development on the site of the former Oakbank Care Home on Wilson Avenue, Polmont for Falkirk Council.
The development will comprise three-blocks of accommodation. The first of these is a three-storey block, which will contain 21 flats, of which 12 will be one-bedroom, and 9 will be two-bedroom apartments.
A further 7 properties will be constructed, split across two-blocks of terraced bungalows, with 4 two-bedroom units and 3 one-bedroom units. These bungalows will all be fully wheelchair accessible and have private gardens.
All properties will have private parking, and landscaping works will also be completed.
The works commenced in December 2022, with completion scheduled for Spring 2024. The development has been designed in-house by Falkirk Council, with Fairhurst acting as Structural Engineer, with Hawthorne Boyle designing the mechanical and electrical services.
Michael Scanlan, Director at Clark Contracts, said, “We are excited to be involved in the delivery of this project, which will support the council’s overall housing programme, and be continuing to develop our experience within the affordable housing sector.”
Councillor Gary Bouse, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson for Housing and Communities said: “The Oakbank project in Polmont is an exciting development for Falkirk Council and will help us to provide much needed fully wheelchair accessible and disabled ambulant homes.
The delivery of these 28 additional homes including 21 amenity flats and 7 wheelchair bungalows forms part of a special letting initiative to meet the housing needs of the local community.
This project is a good example of our collaborative approach with Falkirk’s Health & Social Care Partnership to deliver more specialist homes throughout the area.”
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