A landmark social housing development delivered by Scotland’s leading building and construction firm, The JR Group, has been shortlisted for a prestigious housing award.
Lawknowe Court (also known as Law Place) in East Kilbride, has been named as a finalist for Affordable Housing Development (Social Rent) in this year’s Scottish Home Awards.
The 105-home development was constructed on behalf of social housing organisation, Link Group, and involved several partners including developers Swan Holdings.
The Paisley-based construction firm led the project – one of the largest of its kind in the area – on site from start to finish, taking over two years to complete. The mix of affordable and mid-market terraced housing, flats and retirement homes was created to help address the growing demand for more high-quality homes in the area.
Craig Whyte, Commercial Director, The JR Group, said:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to see Lawknowe Court, as it’s now known, shortlisted for such a prominent housing industry award.
“This was a huge project for our team, and everyone involved. We worked tirelessly to construct a fantastic mix of much needed, high-quality new build homes. The project was also the first to see residents receive our JR Group Welcome Home box featuring moving-day essentials, which we now provide for every social housing resident moving into a new home built by us.
“The project is a great example of how former industrial land can be regenerated and given a new lease of life and I think it stands a great chance of picking up the award at the ceremony in September.”
Winners of the Scottish Home Awards will be announced on Thursday 16th September.
The JR Group employs around 200 staff and was founded in Govan in 1995. It started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest building and construction firms in Scotland. The business operates throughout Scotland and Northern England working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients.
For more information visit www.thejrgroup.co.uk or call 0141 849 6711.