JR Group’s East Kilbride partnership project shortlisted for Scottish Home Award

A social housing development delivered by building and construction firm The JR Group has been shortlisted for a prestigious housing award.

JR Group's East Kilbride partnership project shortlisted for Scottish Home Award

Phil McGinlay, Swan Group’s managing director; Hazel Robertson, development manager, Link Group; Craig Whyte, JR Group commercial director

Lawknowe Court (also known as Law Place) in East Kilbride has been named as a finalist for Affordable Housing Development (Social Rent) in this year’s Scottish Home Awards.

The 105-home development was constructed on behalf of social housing organisation, Link Group, and involved several partners including developers Swan Holdings.

The Paisley-based construction firm led the project – one of the largest of its kind in the area – on site from start to finish, taking over two years to complete. The mix of affordable and mid-market terraced housing, flats and retirement homes was created to help address the growing demand for more high-quality homes in the area.

Craig Whyte, commercial director, The JR Group, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to see Lawknowe Court, as it’s now known, shortlisted for such a prominent housing industry award.

“This was a huge project for our team, and everyone involved. We worked tirelessly to construct a fantastic mix of much needed, high-quality new build homes. The project was also the first to see residents receive our JR Group Welcome Home box featuring moving-day essentials, which we now provide for every social housing resident moving into a new home built by us.

“The project is a great example of how former industrial land can be regenerated and given a new lease of life and I think it stands a great chance of picking up the award at the ceremony in September.”

Winners of the Scottish Home Awards will be announced on Thursday 16th September.

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