Housing project officially underway

Sam Love leads the groundbreaking ceremony at the former Belvidere Primary site
Sam Love leads the groundbreaking ceremony at the former Belvidere Primary site
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The official ground breaking ceremony took place last week as work is well underway to transform the former Belvidere Primary school site in Bellshill into a new housing development.

The £2.2m Belvidere Road scheme will see 20 new homes created by North Lanarkshire Council including a mix of two-bedroom cottage flats and bungalows, with work expected to be finished in the autumn.

Mossend and Holytown councillor Frank McNally said: “There is a great demand for council houses in our area, so I am delighted that North Lanarkshire Council has made this terrific investment.

“When completed, these state-of-the-art council houses will make excellent homes for local people.”

Councillor Sam Love, Convener of Housing and Social Work Services, put the symbolic spade in the ground.

He said: “It is great to see the new homes taking shape and we look forward to welcoming people into the properties later this year.

“This redevelopment is taking place in the heart of the community and will help to meet local housing needs.

“We’ll continue to invest in new housing and maintain our support to the local economy through jobs and business.”