The latest phase of HHP’s ongoing new build development programme Cearnag na Sgoile in Barvas, Isle of Lewis was officially opened on Friday 10th March 2017 following the handover in December 2016 by Calmax Construction.
The 8 house scheme at the old school site was delivered through a partnership between HHP, the Comhairle and the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government contributed a grant of £676K towards the development.
HHP Board Member and Member of the Development Working Group Norman M Macleod said ‘I am delighted to see the completion of this new high specification development. This demonstrates HHP’s commitment to providing good quality affordable housing throughout the Western Isles. This completed development is a credit to those involved and Calmax Construction Ltd are to be commended on the quality of their work”.
Local Councillor John Norman Macleod said ‘Not only do we have eight new homes in Barvas but as part of HHP’s Community Benefit requirement Calmax have donated funds to purchase a defibrillator for the local community which will be stored at Galson Motors Garage ’.
This Government is investing over £3 billion in the next 5 years to deliver 50,000 homes as everyone should live in a good quality, affordable and sustainable home and have the opportunity to be part of a thriving community.
The houses are insulated to very high standards and have air source heat pumps which provide extremely efficient and economical heating in off gas areas.