The Design Team lead by Hypostyle Architects includes Armour Construction Consultants, G3 Consulting Engineers and Hawthorn Boyle, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. The design of both sites is intended to create appealing neighbourhoods that integrate well with their established surroundings.
CCG (Scotland Ltd) was the main contractor for both sites which will add to the social housing stock in Livingston, where there is an extremely high demand.
Tenants have already started to move in at Eagle Brae which is located at the site of a former West Lothian Council depot. The Eagle Brae development features 29 homes consisting of one-bedroom cottage flats; two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and two and three-bedroom bungalows.
Meanwhile, the site at Deans South also features 29 new homes including a mixture of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and two and three-bedroom bungalows. The first phase of this project (11 properties), has been completed and tenants will be moving in shortly.
The development at Deans South is part of the wider redevelopment of the area.
Executive councillor for housing services George Paul recently accompanied officers from the council's housing service and partners from CCG and Hypostyle Architects on visits to both locations.
Cllr Paul said: "West Lothian Council remains committed to delivering new, social housing for the people of West Lothian.
"We know that Livingston in particular is an area of high demand so it is most welcome to see these two sites delivered. I would like to thank all the partners and council officers involved in these developments and hope tenants will enjoy their new homes."
CCG Managing Director, David Wylie, said: "We are extremely proud to have supported West Lothian Council in the delivery of 58 much-needed, affordable homes in Livingston. Alongside our design partners, we have worked diligently to respond to local tenancy demand whilst our advanced construction methods will generate long-term value for the Council and tenants by way of vastly-improved quality and energy performance standards. We extend our very best wishes to the new residents settle this Christmas and hope to work with the Council again in the very near future."
Anyone who is homeless or is threatened with homelessness can contact the West Lothian Council Housing Options Service to discuss all the potential options available to them in terms of accommodation and support. Once the needs of an applicant have been identified, the Housing Options team will provide support and advice to access all types of housing, including social housing, private housing and help to apply/find a deposit if required.
You can contact the Housing Options service by the West Lothian Council website - https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/homelessness or by calling the customer service centre on 01506 280000.
All types of social housing in West Lothian are currently in very high demand and as a result, all current applicants for social housing in West Lothian are also strongly encouraged to ensure that they register not just with the council, but with all Registered Social Landlords who operate in West Lothian. Details on how to apply directly can be found here: https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/32824/Housing-Associations-and-Landlords
Information on the allocation process for all council homes, including new build properties, is available via the council website: https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/housingfaq