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New homes bode well for Cumbernauld’s future

2 March 2016
Allanfauld Road will be transformed with another 111 new homes

The project to replace Cumbernauld’s high-rise blocks is building momentum.

Social housing provider Sanctuary’s regeneration of Allanfauld Road in Seafar will create another 111 new flats by summer 2017.

Three blocks were demolished to make room for the £12.7 million development.

Images from MAST Architects show the homes about to replace Bruce House, Buchan House and Douglas House.

Peter Martin, Sanctuary Group director – development, said: “We are now on site building more affordable homes that will help secure Cumbernauld’s future.

“This phase will create apprenticeship and work placement opportunities for local residents, as well as 111 new flats.

“Former high-rise residents already occupy more than 140 new Sanctuary flats in Cumbernauld.

“People’s reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. Many of those who live in the remaining blocks are keen to move as soon as they can.”

The high-rise regeneration project is led by Sanctuary in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council and the Scottish Government.

Nine of Cumbernauld’s 12 high-rises remain standing. By 2021, a total investment exceeding £75 million will create more than 400 new homes to replace the ageing blocks that are lost.