Official opening of Nursery Court, Kildrum

Tenants move in to their new homes

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The official opening of our latest new council house development at Nursery Court, Kildrum, took place, marking another successful site completion of our ambitious house building programme, NL Homes.

This is the 20th housing development delivered by us as part of our NL Homes programme, which will now see us deliver 5,000 new homes by 2035.

Provost of North Lanarkshire, Councillor Jean Jones, unveiled the plaque officially opening the site, which is home to sixteen new houses, a mix of one and two bedroom cottage flats (eight of each). The site was completed by developer Lovell Partnerships Ltd.

Enjoying her new home at Nursery Court is Jean Harper. "It was a big move for me," explained Jean. "I've just moved from a larger family home a couple of streets away, the house I raised my family in. I've downsized and absolutely love my home.

"I know the area well and I've family and friends nearby. Everything is so new and, with the help of my family, I've enjoyed making the house my home. It's a lovely street and I'm getting to know my neighbours. I'm really happy living here."

Jean invited Provost Jones into her home to see first-hand its modern design and fantastic finish.

Provost Jones said: "I'd like to thank Mrs. Harper for welcoming me into her new home. I'm always delighted to play a part in our new build official openings and to see our new homes become part of the local community.

"We're making excellent progress in delivering new, affordable homes for people across North Lanarkshire and improving local communities.

"I wish Mrs Harper a very long, and happy future in her new home and look forward to more new developments taking shape and providing homes for everyone."

All our homes are built with energy efficiency in mind to help minimise running costs for our tenants.

They meet Housing for Varying Needs standards and are Secured by Design accredited, which involves Police Scotland architectural liaison officers having input into the layout and design to ensure we build safe and secure environments.

Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of Enterprise and Housing, welcomed tenants, partners and elected members to the official opening.

Attending were local elected members, Councillors Claire Barclay, Gillian Fannan and Tom Johnston; Des Murray, Assistant Chief Executive; Pamela Humphries, Housing Development Manager and Bob Brownlie, Area Housing Manager, all from Enterprise and Housing Resources, North Lanarkshire Council and representatives from developers Lovell Partnerships Ltd.

Stephen Profilli, regional managing director for Lovell in Scotland, added: "We have been working with North Lanarkshire Council for almost 13 years and are delighted to have delivered a range of new homes for social rent in the area, including Nursery Court in Kildrum, as part of North Lanarkshire's ongoing programme to provide new affordable housing.

"Lovell has considerable experience delivering well-designed, modern and energy-efficient housing, and these new cottage flats at Nursery Court have been built to the Building Standards Sustainability Level of Silver, providing energy-efficient and modern homes suited to the needs of residents."

The Scottish Government contributes towards the development costs at each site.

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