44 New Homes Built at Former La Scala Cinema Site
In March 2016 Clydebank Housing Association (CHA) embarked on a £5.1m design and build contract in partnership with AS Homes (Scotland) Ltd at the former La Scala/Gala Bingo site on Graham Avenue, Clydebank. 8 housing applicants received their keys for La Scala Apartments just before Christmas!
With funding of £3.168m from the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Programme, together with £2m private finance from CAF Bank, CHA is progressing towards the completion of the 44-unit development; 20 one bedroom flats, 20 two bedroom flats and 4 two bedroom wheelchair adapted homes.
Scott Smart, 28, was the first tenant to receive keys for the development, said “This is my first home and I’m absolutely delighted. My one-bedroom flat has been completed to a fantastic standard. The design is bang up to date with a large open plan kitchen/livingroom and lots of storage space including 2 built-in double wardrobes in the bedroom”. Scott continued, “The location is excellent – just minutes away from Singer train station and a 10-minute walk to the shopping centre.”
Sharon Keenan, CHA’s Chief Executive, said, “The new homes are extremely energy efficient and meet the Scottish Government’s Greener Homes Standard and West Dunbartonshire Council’s silver standard. We are delighted that all 8 tenants are happy with their new home and especially that they were able to receive their keys in advance of the Christmas holidays. Since then a further 12 have been allocated and includes 2 wheelchair-adapted properties”.